I also grew up in the 50's and 60's and remember those times too. And being poor, my family lived in a majority Black neighborhood, and we had good neighbor who were only trying to do the same thing my father was earn a living. I saw the Black community before the Civil Rights struggles of the 50's and 60's. My perception of those times was that the attitudes of class differences between Blacks and Whites and segregation of races with its associated attitudes were universal across the United States not limited to any one geographical region, or groups of people, no matter what their political outlook may have been. Wrong as it may have been, and like slavery, it was a way of life at that time.