Generally, race relations are good in the Imperial Valley.
Sure, there are racists in the Valley, and they come in all colors and hues. Some even rise to prominence in our Valley, but when the majority of the people here get a firm indication a person is a racist, that person is quickly removed from the lofty position.
In a majority minority county such as ours, racism simply isn't countenanced in most circles. And in our majority minority county, those traditionally described as minorities are slowly but surely taking the majority of positions of power. For some it may be happening too slowly, but the change in the face of our leadership can't be denied.
So in many ways, Imperial County is a good example as we celebrate Martin Luther King Jr. Day today in our country.