Hillbilly is a term that African Americans use. So it's realistic to assume that there are African Americans living round the children and an academic sociologist may come to do research there. Here's where Mr Avery, perhaps Professor Avery works. Proxima Centauri 02:55, 1 May 2009 (UTC)

According to Wikipedia there are hillbillies in Alabama where there are also black people so a black academic may want to do research in that community but just under one percent of the people of Maine are black so the Avery family are used to being in a minority. Proxima Centauri 16:09, 1 May 2009 (UTC)

I wanted to write this story so that the white children make friends with the black family though their redneck friends or former friends make fun of them and call them (unacceptable racist term)-lovers. The more I research this the less I feel it could happen that way as American working class society is far less integrated than the upper reaches of American society where Barack Obama, Condoleezza Rice and Donald Rumsfeld are.

Americans, please tell me what’s possible. Perhaps an American can help write the next section. In Britain it’s different, I don’t think we British are ready to elect our first Black Prime Minister yet but among all sections of society less prejudiced people make friends with those from other races and treat other races as equals. I’ll go back to The Aliens of the Flaming Red Sun as I understand those aliens. Proxima Centauri 07:17, 2 May 2009 (UTC)

This TED video includes a story about defied racism in the southUser:Serprex 22:12, 2 May 2009 (UTC)

Thanks, now I understand racism in the American South better. Money and the chance of success can overcome prejudice. Mr or Professor Avery isn't a sociologist, he's an educational psychologist researching how to improve education among disadvantaged groups in rural Alabama. And he helps Jeanne and Hoover with their education so much by the time their parents find out he's black they want Jeanne and Hoover to stay friends with the family. Proxima Centauri 07:13, 3 May 2009 (UTC)

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