The South’s Changing Political Landscape

Imani Perry discusses her recent piece in Harper’s Magazine, “Letter from Alabama: As Goes the South, so Goes the Nation.” Perry, a professor of African-American Studies at Princeton, finds that for every Roy Moore there is a Doug Jones or a Randall Woodfin, the progressive mayor of Birmingham. While much can be said about the South’s shortcomings, Perry also argues that "the South is disaster and it is also miracle."

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