Eric Zuesse's article at Alternet is linked below.
Eric Zuesse: The South Remains Mired in Economic Stasis
"In other words: virtually all of this nation’s class-rigidity still remains in the U.S. South, even after the Civil War. New Dixie has replaced the aristocracy’s black slaves of Old Dixie, by the local (white) aristocracy’s institutionalized bigotry against poor people, now of all ethnic groups. What used to be their purely racist bigotry has, it seems, devolved into a crushing, pervasive, classist, bigotry in the South."
---Eric Zuesse, Alternet