...I've had some trouble finding them.
Today, was a prime example. An older white(Caucasian/European American - hopefully one of those descriptions isn't offensive) couple immediately started staring at me the moment I walked into a medical office to meet with a potential client. As is somewhat typical in these situations I was the only black person in the waiting room and the strange thing is that they kept giving me - what I initially interpreted as racists glances based on the color of my skin.
When a member of the medical team reported to another team member I was there to see Dr. "So & So" they began looking at me even more intently.
I tried to ignore it and shake them off as the run of the mill racists when suddenly the male got up and started to approach me. He half-sat down with me and whispered the most surprising words:
"Your back pocket is turned inside out".
He then sat right back up and walked back over to sit back down with his partner.
I immediately felt my back pocket , discovered he was telling the truth and mouthed the words "Thank you" to the couple as their frowns turned into gentle smiles.
For some background, when I announced I was moving to Arizona a little over a year ago many people warned me of how the state was so racist and backwards. I don't completely disagree with some aspects of the state being behind - educational system being a clear target - but the racism I was anticipating hasn't completely showed up to the degree I was expecting quite yet.
Who knows It may be (and probably is ) displayed everywhere behind closed doors but thus far most people are nice, kind and hospitable once you get to know them.
That being said Arizonans do not know how to drive, which isn't as bad as having road rage based on skin color. No snow to shovel this January? I'll take it.