Most racist part of the country is the Northeast. The biggest race riot in American history were the “Draft Riots” in NYC when Lincoln said white men were being drafted into the Union army to help free slaves. Those mean ole Yankees hung every black in sight and said no way in hell would they be conscripted in any Army to free anyone, especially “n******. As far as accents go, I am 63 years old, lived all over the world many times over and never tried to lose my southern accent. I carry it as a badge of honor. I despise Southerners that are ashamed of their heritage. I have been told I sound a lot like fellow Tar Heel Richard Petty and of course he was my favorite NASCAR driver when I was growing up.
If it ain’t Dixie, it won’t do!