The race relations in Philly are very tense. It's sad.Yes, we lived in Little Rock, AR for one year while doing CityYear. Race is still a huge issue there. We have encountered a little bit of ignorance in Idaho (which is where we are both from), and hardly any while living in Philadelphia now. I would say that Philadelphia does have the most income disparity between classes of any of the places we have lived though, which seems to have a racial correlation.
It was like night and day compared to Atlanta. People are so friendly to each other there.