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Do Manners Exist Still Exist In The South?

20111101Civility_SS-slide-E9QP-articleInline.jpgKim Severson, bureau chief for The New York Times in Atlanta, has written a thoughtful piece about the state of manners in the South. Severson's piece was prompted by the recent lawsuit between a former professional basketball player and his lawyer friend at The Tavern at Phipps. The men were asked to give up their seats for some women, refused, and accused the restaurant of racial discrimination. Severson jumps off from this story and explores - through many interviews - what exactly is happening with that fabled good old Southern charm. [The New York Times]