I lived in Alabama for a while. There was a weird group-think about the place driven by religion and fueled by truly despicable politicians. Aided by a corrupt constitution written by Yankees from Pittsburgh who wanted cheap, uneducated labor for their foundries so they concentrated all power in the state capitol and structured it so it would stay that way, under their control.
But, I will say that individually, the people were pretty generous. We had a clearly gay guy in our golf club that got seriously ill and needed round the clock care. All the good-'op-boys rallied around him and would pick him up and drive him wherever he needed to go, shop for him, even just bring him over to the club so he could sit around and talk to guys in the 19th hole. I saw several things like that where their actions didn't match their red-neck words. But for some reason, they kept voting for all the wrong things and people. Crazy.