Dr. Stephanie M. Yates explains how today’s wealth gap can be explained by a history of policies that cut Black and Brown people out of the opportunity to accumulate wealth.
This week on the Reckon Interview, we are discussing the politics of football. The historic movements led by athletes, and the slow change of major institutions like the SEC and NCAA.
Activists from eight Southern states have formed a new coalition to urge Medicaid expansion. Of the 12 states that have not expanded Medicaid since the passage of the 2010 Affordable Care Act, eight are in the South. Nine out of 10 people who fall in the so-called “coverage gap” — [...]
The South is a region where few states have expanded Medicaid, a decision driven in part by the politics of expanding a program tied to the Affordable Care Act, also known as Obamacare.
The Covid-19 pandemic laid bare the problems with the South’s fragmented, patchwork health care system. Nine out of 10 people in the United States who fall into the “coverage gap” live in the South. The region leads the country in high rates of chronic disease and each year we see more and more hospitals shuttering across the rural South.
In an op-ed published on the day of his funeral, Congressman John Lewis offered one final lesson. “Democracy is not a state,” he wrote. “It is an act, and each generation must do its part to help build what we called the Beloved Community, a nation and world society at peace with itself.”
This week on the Reckon Interview, we examine the South's role in larger movements for universal women's rights.
This week on the Reckon Interview, we’re exploring the “Southern Strategy” and its impact on national politics.
America's political parties have reshaped themselves based on Southern movements and ideologies.
The USPS is warning states that the federal government's defunding of its services could affect the 2020 election by delaying mail-in ballots. Many had hoped a wider mail-in option would help lower the risk of spreading COVID-19 at polling places. But this week, President Donald Trump has indicated he would [...]