It’s unfair that the Midwest, which includes Iowa, continues to be bad-mouthed and stereotyped. We may not like it and we work hard to change that image. It’s no secret that the Midwest continues to be portrayed as backwards, simple-minded, and a bit closed-minded. That hasn’t been the case over the past 20 years. We’re more progressive, forward-thinking, and trying and bringing new things to improve the quality of life here in Iowa and the Midwest.
Sadly, one thing we do need to change is how some of our fellow Midwesterners treat newcomers. We say that we’re welcoming, but in the case of this story in North Dakota, it doesn’t help our efforts a bit. Especially in some pockets of the Midwest.
Good, decent, hard-working, and gossipy and jealous-hearted as hell? That’s what the Yahoo story ha s reported.
We’re better than this. Frankly, to those who are still closed-minded, you are better than this.
What do you think?