Severe Economic Downturn has Taken its Toll on the SouthQuicklink submitted by Margaret Bassett Permalink
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|In the decades after laws and court rulings dismantled legalized racial segregation in the American South, the region went on an extraordinary trajectory toward building a broad middle class and erasing a legacy of endemic poverty. In a 'gilded age' that reached historic proportions, the South outpaced the nation in both population and job growth -- a gain of more than 30 million people & 25 mil jobs|
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