(on our way to my grandmother's house - just outside very-very tiny Gainesville, Texas.)
Sarah: ... so I probably should avoid anything political when talking to your grandmother?The last time Brandon saw my grandmother, he mentioned that he works with high schoolers. She nodded and said well, naturally they were all in gangs.
So he had to explain: no, actually. But their lives are complicated a great deal by every adult taking one look at them and assuming: naturally they were in a gang.
Me: She's just lived her entire life in this small little town, so she totally believes what she sees on TV.
Sarah: Ugh. Right. And on TV, every minority kid is in a gang, or --
Mom: Oh no no no no no, you don't understand. Gainesville is called "LITTLE GUADALAJARA" around here. The police call it LITTLE GUADALAJARA. Gangs are EVERYWHERE in Gainesville, it's worse than Chicago. They have these horse ranches all around here, with a lot of ... ILLEGALS, and all of them are ---
Me: Hey mom, but I would really appreciate it if we could change the subject.