In honor of Martin Luther King Day, The Daily Beast did some research to determine the most tolerant cities in America. They weighed the number of hate crimes per 100,000 people, the scope of anti-discrimination laws, attitudes regarding same-sex marriage and religious tolerance, and the diversity of the population.
It may be just that classic Baltimore inferiority complex talking, but I was happily surprised to see that we finished 5th in the country, ahead of New York, Los Angeles, and Chicago (all of which finished in the top 20). In at number one was the university town of Durham, North Carolina (Honolulu, San Francisco, and Miami finished 2, 3 and 4.)
Nice work, Baltimore!
[photo courtesy of The Daily Beast]