I Fayette County Really Welcoming?
We all like to think of the communities of Fayette County as great places filled with community spirit that are welcoming places and receptive to newcomers. But in an increasingly diverse America, I wonder how true that is, given Fayette’s conservative leanings.
Recently while visiting my sister I watched a TV program with my teenaged niece that made me reflect a bit. The show is called “The Fosters” on ABC Family Channel and I recommend it. It is about two married lesbian women, one white, the other African American, and their five adopted teenaged kids who are also ethnically diverse. The show depicts their triumphs and struggles as they work to build a family together in Southern California.
After watching the show with my niece I wondered, if this were a real family and they moved from California to Fayette County would the community welcome them? Would they fit in?
I would like to think so, but I definitely fear otherwise. So I’m putting it out for some of you long-time observers of the Fayette scene for your thoughts.
Would such a family be welcomed in Fayette?