Though a Magnet for African-Americans, the Deep South Turns Even More Conservative
(Politics365) — The fallout from the 2010 midterm election continues to shake up the legislative landscape across the country. The Deep South, in particular, has seen a major swing toward conservative candidates and policies. This has some broad-ranging implications for African-Americans living in this area of the country. The region – as defined by Tennessee, North Carolina, South Carolina, Georgia, Alabama, Mississippi, and Florida – has been a magnet in recent years for African-Americans looking for more opportunity, better climate, and economic prosperity, prior to the nation’s recession. Led by major cities such as Atlanta, Charlotte, Orlando, and Raleigh-Durham, the region has seen major growth in its share of the U.S. black population.