I see you are talking about actual practice no by any legal definitions. I would be you and your wife could find many wonderful things here in the South, but then again ya’ll have your minds made up. I am sure you & your wife feels the same about the Northern Black codes and the racist ideas in those states and perhaps the White and Native American slaves, black slave owners, and the racist attitudes of those in charge of the country today? Let's not but the saddle on one region or race with the entire burden. If you are gonna tell a story, tell, the whole thing.