A few years ago I was In Alabama, and talking with an elderly lady. And she had just gone on a fox hunt. (She didn't ride a horse, but took a kind of golf cart thing)
And she said to me, knowing I was from the "Noth" that I was mistaken about our beliefs regarding the South. (I hadn't said anything to her about what I believed)
"You think we hate the Coloreds. That isn't true. During this hunt, we had this group of Colored boys come to us, and they sang the most lovely songs. And we applauded them. So you see, we don't hate the Coloreds, we like them."
I didn't dispute her, she was too old and I knew it would be worthless. But I think that attitude still persists in the South. "Colored boys" are meant to entertain & serve the Whites. They certainly couldn't be selected as Valedictorian, or anything of distinction. Not in the US South. I lived there for 14 years, I know what things are really like.