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How Would Southerners Describe the South to Outsiders?

Glen Browder | Posted 06.19.2014 | Politics
Glen Browder

Residents of the American South are used to seeing their home region depicted in stereotyped derision. But how would most Southerners respond if they had an opportunity, in a reasonable conversation, to describe the South to outsiders?

Generational Change, In-Migration and Democratic Prospects in the South

Glen Browder | Posted 06.11.2014 | Politics
Glen Browder

The historic realignment of southerners from the Democratic Party to the Republican Party stands as one of the most dramatic and consequential developments of the past century. However, recent research offers hopeful signs for regional Democrats.

Massive Resistance Redux, Republicans and Obamacare

Steven Conn | Posted 11.20.2013 | Politics
Steven Conn

It is surely an irony of our political moment that as we marked the 50th anniversary of the March on Washington, we are witnessing the return of the strategy of "massive resistance" -- this time not against a black president and his agenda.

Goliath vs. David

John Malik | Posted 06.21.2013 | Taste
John Malik

A few days prior to Father's Day weekend, a friend of mine asked me if I'd ever been to the Blue Ridge BBQ Festival in Tyron.

"Toothless Rednecks" (Part Two): Hard History and Flawed Democracy in the South

Glen Browder | Posted 05.21.2012 | Politics
Glen Browder

It's a continuing game of racial politics -- now played by both blacks and whites in more sophisticated manner without traditional perversities -- in a regional system still struggling with historic black-white disparities and tensions.

I'm With Stupid: Ho, Ho the Mistletoe, Blasted Where You Can See

Todd Hartley | Posted 02.11.2012 | Weird News
Todd Hartley

Here's what I know about Southern folk, based on my 41 years' experience knowing and being related to some of them.

Passing Down the Blues in Alabama and Mississippi

Margie Goldsmith | Posted 08.01.2011 | Travel
Margie Goldsmith

Southerners love their blues the way we New Yorkers love our Broadway. And no matter where I go in the south -- Alabama, Mississippi, Louisiana, I can never get enough of the raw, gritty blues.

Mississippi Goddamn

Eddie Glaude, Jr., Ph.D. | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Eddie Glaude, Jr., Ph.D.

Barbour's remarks about Confederate History Month and slavery reveal how easy forgetfulness can free one from the burdens of the past, and sanction callousness towards the dead and living walking in your backyard.

The Bachelorette Week 3 Recap: Wherein Ali Cozies Up to Anything on 2 (or 1) Legs

Tasha Gordon-Solmon | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Tasha Gordon-Solmon

This week, front runner Roberto had a one-on-one, Justin set out to prove the true nature of his intentions (which still remain completely ambiguous) ...

Po' White South: Another Look At The Uninsured

D. Brad Wright | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
D. Brad Wright

The po' white south makes up most of the uninsured. Chew on that for a while. Then ask yourself where the strongest opposition to health reform comes from (hint: it's red states).

Reclaiming "We"

Terrance Heath | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Terrance Heath

When it comes to health care reform, the states most likely to benefit -- because they have the highest percentages of uninsured citizens -- are the source of the loudest objections to reform.