The overwhelming majority of employed Sacramentans work for the state government. Many are second- and third-generation civil servants. Never having worked in the private sector, they are thoroughly convinced that anyone who ever got laid off from a job was incompetent no matter how much press there has been about a particular industry's problems.
These government workers feel that anyone who didn't grow up within a two-hour radius, like them; marry another native, like them; and produce Sacramenot children, like them, is not worthy of being spoken to.
Racially, it's diverse, but mingling is mostly limited to those state jobs or public schools.
"I have a house because I worked hard," says the 36-year-old Sacramento native whose parents put him through college and made the down payment on said house.