Writers Blocked Douchebag
The South is villainized because it is the one thing standing in the way of Yankee hegemony.
Culturally and otherwise.
A book needs to be written on how all the goddamn social justice movements and activism and SJW shit has its origins in yankee moralizing puritanism. In God damn Ralph Waldo Emerson who also coincidentally hated the South.
Yankee values(which also influenced the west coast by the way combined with the free spirited greed of the prospectors) are the cultural hegemon of America. The South has always stood opposed to this-from the earliest days.
Dude, you still keep missing out on the slavery and KKK.
Also, southern accents