I am here in Texas, and finding that the US is a place of great social complexity.
The Texans I am working with are fine people and our business dealings are honest and straightforward, of all the places I have been Houston is easily the most diverse and enjoyable from purely a fitting in perspective. They all vote for Trump and support his economic policy, and ignore the crazy stuff as politics.
However they are all very much aware of the racial history and the sensitivity around things like KKK and Blackface, and none condone anything that the Virginian Governor and AG did in the past. While my view is that maybe you need to move on and judge the guys from their current actions, these conservative, Christian, pickup driving, gun-toting, Trump-supporting family men say the past is important and it tells us more about character.
Perhaps it is something to do with the obvious shame they display at treatment of coloured folk and a need to set it right. Interesting to hear @DonMania view on this, as it may just be a Texan thing to have a strong sense of duty and justice. President Johnson, although a Democrat, has had a huge effect on the Texan psyche.
In any case, we did the deal yesterday to now make our products here in Houston, so I will be spending a lot of time here, buying a huge pickup, learning to shoot and drinking Shiner Bock. Church is not on my agenda.