Tennessee, like Oklahoma, has a vocal anti-immigrant crowd. Anyone who looks different or speaks a "funny" language is liable to be segregated or ostracized as a "scary" outsider.
Fortunately, the voters are sometimes wiser than the noisy mob. Here's an recent example:
NASHVILLE, Tenn. — Nashville voters rejected a proposal on Thursday that would have made it the largest U.S. city to require that all government business be done in English.With 100 percent of precincts reporting, unofficial results showed the "English First" proposal losing with about 57 percent of voters against it and 43 percent in favor.