I'm drawn to stories like these because they remind me how very lucky my own circumstances are. I grew up in SC and NC. And yet...my parents were both liberal Democrats. My three brothers (two of them in banking) are all liberal Democrats. Their wives are all liberal Democrats. All their kids are Democrats. My cousins are all liberal Democrats. My wife, her son and his wife...all liberal Democrats. In other words....in spite of having been raised in the South, it's liberal Democrats as far as the eye can see. I'm in this "Liz /Warren/Sherrod Brown" bubble. I have to go online to find out what the Coup Klux Klan is thinking (and I do).
My wife's daughter and her family doesn't match the profile but she and they do a good job of staying away from sensitive topics.
I don't take credit for any of this...it's all the luck of the draw or God's grace or whatever. All to say, I have sympathy for those of you who don't share my good luck. Vaya con Dios to you and your families.