I can't believe that anyone would take that article serious.
I'm not surprised you dismiss it wholesale.
Born and raised in Texas, I see a lot of what is described in this article....in my immediate family, some of which who swear they aren't racist - because they have some blacks who they work with. But their attitudes and beliefs are transparently obvious.
They are mostly Church of Christ two or three times a week service attendees, yet they hate and fear anyone who isn't Christian. And many of their actions and statements are hardly 'Christ-like'
I love them, but they have their collective heads up their a**.