Bedtime story kids...I was born and raised in Shelby, NC. I graduated from Shelby High School, located on E. Dixon Blvd. It's named in honor of Thomas Dixon. He wrote a book called "The Clansmen", which was later adapted into a movie called "Birth Of A Nation." The barbaric portrayal of black people in that movie sparked a resurgence of the KKK in the south. And the high school I graduated from was located on a road named in his honor. So just know this...the little racist jokes and microaggressions and media bias that seem harmless? It fuels a racism that is violent and deadly. Particularly in little "sleepy" towns where racists love their guns and their white supremacy. Sleep on that.--kazi jones