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A Progressive Deep South, Part Two

*You ought to read “A Progressive Deep South, Part One” first. By most accounts, the people that suffer most from poverty, backwardness,¬†and inadequate quality of life live in the Deep South, most notably in Louisiana, Mississippi, Alabama, and South Carolina. Parts of Georgia and Tennessee certainly have these same problems, but as states their overall rankings are often lifted the affluence in metro Atlanta and Nashville respectively. According to 2009 census data, Mississippi suffers the highest poverty rate in the country; as another example, in the midst of the nation’s… Read more A Progressive Deep South, Part Two