How do you sum up Chapel Hill in a word? Intellectual? Defiant? Liberal? Populist? Blue-Collar? Academic? Counter-Cultural? Democrat? Organic? An Oasis in a Desert? Young? Public? These are all part of the story that I'd sum up with the word Blue. You see, Blue is not only about party affiliation, although most blue people lean Democratic. Blue is a state of mind: creative, free-thinking, liberal, rejecting dogma, open to difference and new ideas, affirming love, rejecting hate.
Blue is also a state of community: diverse, welcoming, compassionate, cooperative and progressive, with a commitment to education, arts, science and reason. By this standard, Chapel Hill definitely ranks as blue.
Celebrate and encourage the blue character of Chapel Hill with a bumper sticker, button, refrigerator magnet, shirt or poster. Spread the word, and you'll find all sorts of blue-minded people coming out of the nooks and crannies. Your public expression will also help define Chapel Hill successfully as the just sort of place you love to love.
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