A Birmingham, Alabama native I met in the Key West homeless shelter posted on Facebook yesterday.
I’m from the Redneck Kingdom, too, and like you, am from Birmingham, which was run by whites until about when George Wallace apologized (he said) his segregation forever ways. It’s a blue belly city now, surrounded by mostly white burbs and mostly redneck countrysides. Trump strongholds. Was thinking a little while ago, if blues are Marxists, does that make reds Nazis?
One thing that seems to unite reds and blues in Alabama is school sports, especially football and basketball, where blacks are crucial and even dominant on team rosters.
Imagine Alabama's head football Coach Nick Saban winning national championships with only white players? Not imaginable. Imagine Coach Saban winning national championships with only black players. Imaginable.
Last September (2020), Coach Saban upset a lot of Alabama reds when he led a black lives matter march of Alabama athletes, coaches and staff across the Tuscaloosa campus.