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Kentucky Stereotyping – Should We Be Annoyed?

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Seems like every time I turn around, people from all over the US are comparing low-class areas of their community to Kentucky. Born in raised in Owensboro, KY, I never felt like Kentucky was a trashy place. We have art museums, live show venues and plenty of trendy areas – with a southern traditional twist. So, when I hear someone stereotyping Kentucky as trashy, I’m always a little offended.

In this clip from the Today’s Show, Kathie Lee and Hoda’s guest, Rachel Maddows, refers to her community as the “Kentucky part of Massachusetts” because of cars up on blocks. Am I being a little too sensitive or do we have a right to be annoyed by these stereotypes?

 

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