Dirty Boots: “These Myriad Problems”

Even if Alabama’s recent anti-abortion law does end the practice within the state’s borders, even if the law itself does stands up to court challenges from the ACLU, and even if it does go all the way to the US Supreme Court and overturn Roe v. Wade, Alabama will still have inordinate levels of poverty, an inadequate education system, an inhumane degree of over-incarceration, crumbling infrastructure, too few good job opportunities, permissive pollution policies, an understaffed court system, an over-dependence on federal funding, prevalent racial tensions, and a declining population. While we garner (negative) national and global attention again, these myriad problems, which need to be addressed with viable legislative and public policy solutions, persist.

“Dirty Boots: A Column of Critical Thinking, Border Crossing, and Noblesse Oblige,” a weekly column published every Tuesday afternoon, offers a Deep Southern, Generation X perspective on life in the 21st century.

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