I was passing through Birmingham, Alabama, and I stopped at a gas station and there were three black guys just hanging out in the store. They legit sounded like the crows from Song of the South, but there were so polite and nice. Just gave me such a nice impression. Seemed like a good sort. But that's what it's like. Rural areas just promote a certain kind of purity it seems. Especially in the south where Southern culture is still around.The deeply rural blacks, like from the delta.... the best way to describe them I can think if is to say that: They don't know they're black.
They aren't burdened by this dichotomy of Act White or Act Black. They aren't aware of the way their speech sounds OR the way it should sound. Beyond that they can run the gamut. Some are smart, others are dumber than rocks, some classy, some trashy. Of course all this goes to hell if they get bused in to town for school but many attend the local church school or otherwise drop out of education very early before it ruins them (isn't that a sad thing to say).