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Our Last-ness

In Alabama, thinkers from all points on the political spectrum seem to enjoy raising the issue of our last-ness. Whether the tone toward the facts is deep consternation, an indifferent shrug, or something in-between, the tendency to comment on or allude to our position at the bottom spans the boundaries of race, gender, class, and political affiliation. We all seem to have something to say about it— me included. US News & World Report currently ranks Alabama as 49th overall among the states, with a breakdown showing that we’re 50th in… Read more Our Last-ness