Well, folks, I don't know about y'all but until tonight I had never experienced in-your-face prejudice before. One of my coworkers (I work at a movie theater) and I were talking and she mentioned how much she enjoyed Cirque du Sole, that circus where they do all kinds of crazy acrobatic stuff. I said how much Lynyrd Skynyrd's music pumped me up. Then ignorance swept down outta the blue and hit me right square in the chest. She spouted off about how racist Lynyrd Skynyrd is. Dumbfounded, I asked her to give me one racist lyric from their music. She said "Well hello? Confederate Flag! Anyone who supports the Confederacy is racist!" Now I'm not trying to get any flame wars going here, this post isn't about the Confederate Flag or racism or Lynyrd Skynyrd. I do support much of the Confederate cause from the 19th century, but in no way does that mean I supports racism or slavery. I have pride in my ancestors who fought and died for their state, their homeland, their beliefs. What this post is about it prejudice. Personally, I'd never been exposed to it until tonight. I was judged solely for who I am, what I believe in, and what kind of music I like! It hit me pretty hard and got me down. How could someone be so ignorant?