I just read Reed Jr.'s memorial of the Jim Crow era, and one passage that really stuck with me was how, during the construction of Soul City project, local White county officials treated him and his fellow middle/upper middle class out of town Black activists cordially, even respectfully, in comparison to how they treated local, poorer Blacks in a patronizing and arrogant manner more typical of the Southern caste system. And it happened very rapidly, almost like code switching, like they would be all smiles while talking with Reed and then instantly switched to White Southron mode when addressing the Black janitor. It's a fascinating insight into the class nature of Jim Crow racism, that when prole whites see their class superior their first instinct is to ass kiss him, even if he happened to be black or leftist
1) You can‘t generalize from single cases.
2) Your generalizations falls flat considering how middle and upper class black people were killed in Black Wall Street.