AS THE SOUTH GOESChris Kromm, Institute for Southern StudiesPublic Interest Projects Donor Learning InstituteSeptember 27-...
“You can‟t understand [the South]. You wouldhave to be born there.”— William Faulkner                “I‟m Southern, and I ...
90%+     75%+     45%+Is your community in the South?
11          13     17
13
The Growing South
+8Winners and Losers: Congressional              Seats
SOUTHERN                   32%       NON-     SOUTHERN       68%Share of Electoral College
2012 Conventions Go South
4,500,0004,000,0003,500,0003,000,0002,500,0002,000,000                              TOTAL POPULATION CHANGE1,500,000      ...
States with Fastest Latino/Hispanic          Growth, 2000-2010Growing Latino communities
Map 3: Metro Areas with Fastest Growing Hispanic Populations, 2000-2010Hispanic growth rate shown in parentheses after met...
2000-2010                         Growth in      Total Latino Percent of State                 STATE                      ...
The Black Belt
9           10             11     Dallas, TX                            941,695               10           7             5...
Map 4: Metro Areas with Fastest Growing Asian Populations, 2000-2010    Asian growth percentage shown in parentheses after...
Majority People of Color counties
Majority People of Color counties –         age 65 and older
Majority People of Color counties –           age 18 to 34
Majority People of Color counties –          age 1 and under
The growing urban South
… but still a big rural presence
Urban vs. Rural: N.C. Anti-Gay    Marriage Amendment
POLITICAL POWEREMERGING SOUTHERN MAJORITY
The war on voting
STATE         ESTIMATED VOTERS   PRESIDENTIAL VOTE              WITHOUT ID         MARGIN 2008N. Carolina   460,000       ...
Congressional plans
State legislative plans
50% of people of color in the stateare packed into: 3 of 13 Congressional districts (23%) 10 of 50 state Senate district...
“[The 2011 Texas redistricting plan violated the VotingRights Act by] diminishing the ability of citizens of theUnited Sta...
Anti-immigrant legislation
3 Art Pope groups =         75% of all outside         money flowing into         N.C. state legislative         races in ...
Right to work (for less) states
STATE            % IN UNION       North Carolina   2.9       South Carolina   3.4       Georgia          3.9       Arkansa...
The poverty belt
13                     12            10                9                 2   5    8       4    1                          ...
Percent of ex-felons disenfranchised
Percent of African-American ex-felons disenfranchised
What’s our Southern Strategy?
CHRIS KROMMExecutive Director/Publisherchris@southernstudies.org@chriskrommINSTITUTE FOR SOUTHERN STUDIESwww.southernstudi...
Chris Kromm "As Goes the South"
Chris Kromm "As Goes the South"
Chris Kromm "As Goes the South"
Chris Kromm "As Goes the South"
Chris Kromm "As Goes the South"
Chris Kromm "As Goes the South"
Chris Kromm "As Goes the South"
Chris Kromm "As Goes the South"
Chris Kromm "As Goes the South"
Chris Kromm "As Goes the South"
Chris Kromm "As Goes the South"
Chris Kromm "As Goes the South"
Chris Kromm "As Goes the South"
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Chris Kromm, Executive Director of the Institute for Southern Studies, gave this interactive training on the Southeast at the 2012 Learning Institute. He provided key data on the important changes in the Southern landscape and engage them in strategic conversations about why those changes also matter to the rest of the country.
Watch/listen to more presentations, http://www.publicinterestprojects.org/research-reports/learning-institute-2012/

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  • Language. Source: Atlas of North American Englishhttp://blogs.discovermagazine.com/crux/2012/03/28/votes-and-vowels-a-changing-accent-shows-how-language-parallels-politics/
  • Language. Source: Atlas of North American Englishhttp://blogs.discovermagazine.com/crux/2012/03/28/votes-and-vowels-a-changing-accent-shows-how-language-parallels-politics/
  • One place to start is with this map from 1861, just as the Civil War was getting started. Who can tell me what the states in green are? The original 11 states of the Confederacy.
  • Chris Kromm "As Goes the South"

    1. AS THE SOUTH GOESChris Kromm, Institute for Southern StudiesPublic Interest Projects Donor Learning InstituteSeptember 27-28, 2012
    2. “You can‟t understand [the South]. You wouldhave to be born there.”— William Faulkner “I‟m Southern, and I know neurotic behavior.” — Faye Dunaway“We are all magicians. We created the mysteryof the South and we can dissolve it.”— Howard Zinn "Stop talking about the South. Long as you‟re south of the Canadian border, you’re in the South.” — Malcolm X
    3. 90%+ 75%+ 45%+Is your community in the South?
    4. 11 13 17
    5. 13
    6. The Growing South
    7. +8Winners and Losers: Congressional Seats
    8. SOUTHERN 32% NON- SOUTHERN 68%Share of Electoral College
    9. 2012 Conventions Go South
    10. 4,500,0004,000,0003,500,0003,000,0002,500,0002,000,000 TOTAL POPULATION CHANGE1,500,000 MIGRATION1,000,000 500,000 0 Newcomers fuel growth
    11. States with Fastest Latino/Hispanic Growth, 2000-2010Growing Latino communities
    12. Map 3: Metro Areas with Fastest Growing Hispanic Populations, 2000-2010Hispanic growth rate shown in parentheses after metro name. Circles are colored according to the Mexicancontribution to Hispanic growth: >50% <50% Greenville (145%) Scranton (376%) Knoxville (208%) Indianapolis (161%) Louisville (158%) Richmond (161%) Nashville (156%) Raleigh (152%) Charlotte (153%) Little Rock (165%) Columbia (151%) Birmingham (161%) Charleston (173%) Chattanooga (163%) Cape Coral (170%)Source: Authors analysis of 2000 and 2010 decennial census data Latino communities fuel urban growthMap 4: Metro Areas with Fastest Growing Asian Populations, 2000-2010Asian growth percentage shown in parentheses after metro name. Circles are colored according to the Indiancontribution to Asian growth: >25% <25%
    13. 2000-2010 Growth in Total Latino Percent of State STATE Latino Eligible Voters Electorate Electorate Texas 38% 4,376,000 24.80% Florida 66% 2,100,000 16.80% Georgia 181% 194,000 2.90% North Carolina 117% 182,000 2.80% Louisiana 34% 67,000 2.50% Virginia 76% 254,000 2.20% South Carolina -2% 45,000 1.60% Arkansas 200% 48,000 1.50% Missisippi -58% 8,000 1.20% Tennessee 177% 72,000 1.10% Alabama 333% 20,000 0.90% Tennessee 177% 72,000 1.10% West Virginia 0% 5,000 0.30%The growing Southern Latino electorate
    14. The Black Belt
    15. 9 10 11 Dallas, TX 941,695 10 7 5 Los Angeles, CA 859,086 Black Change, Change Rank Metro Area Name* 2000-2010 FG G G9 , AAG9 1 1 Atlanta, GA 473,493 2 5 Dallas, TX 233,890 3 7 Houston, TX 214,928 4 3 Miami, FL 191,658 5 4 Washington, DC 155,648 6 15 Charlotte, NC 121,523 7 11 Orlando, FL 100,605 8 8 Philadelphia, PA 93,161 9 16 Minneapolis, MN 83,464 10 28 Phoenix, AZ 80,318 Source: Author’s analysis of 1990, 2000, and 2010 decennial census data *Metro area names abbreviated African-American urban growth list of the metro areas with the largest black populations over time shows the re-ascendance of theth (Table 3, top panel). New York continued to hold its top ranking due to its long history as a magnet
    16. Map 4: Metro Areas with Fastest Growing Asian Populations, 2000-2010 Asian growth percentage shown in parentheses after metro name. Circles are colored according to the Indian contribution to Asian growth: >25% <25% Scranton (94%) Indianapolis (103%) Richmond (89%) Las Vegas (133%) Raleigh (129%) Riverside (89%) Charlotte (103%) Phoenix (105%) Austin (87%) San Antonio (89%) Lakeland (116%) Orlando (90%) Bradenton (108%) Cape Coral (149%) McAllen (122%) Source: Authors analysis of 2000 and 2010 decennial census data Asian-American community growthB BROOKINGS August 2011
    17. Majority People of Color counties
    18. Majority People of Color counties – age 65 and older
    19. Majority People of Color counties – age 18 to 34
    20. Majority People of Color counties – age 1 and under
    21. The growing urban South
    22. … but still a big rural presence
    23. Urban vs. Rural: N.C. Anti-Gay Marriage Amendment
    24. POLITICAL POWEREMERGING SOUTHERN MAJORITY
    25. The war on voting
    26. STATE ESTIMATED VOTERS PRESIDENTIAL VOTE WITHOUT ID MARGIN 2008N. Carolina 460,000 14,177S. Carolina 178,175 172,447Tennessee 216,596 391,741Texas 600,000 950,695 The impact of photo ID laws
    27. Congressional plans
    28. State legislative plans
    29. 50% of people of color in the stateare packed into: 3 of 13 Congressional districts (23%) 10 of 50 state Senate districts (20%) 25 of 120 state House districts (21%) North Carolina
    30. “[The 2011 Texas redistricting plan violated the VotingRights Act by] diminishing the ability of citizens of theUnited States, on account of race, color, or membership ina language minority group, to elect their preferredcandidates of choice … The only explanation Texas offersfor this pattern is „coincidence.‟ But if this wascoincidence, it was a striking one indeed.”— U.S. Circuit Judge Thomas B. Griffith, August 2012 Texas
    31. Anti-immigrant legislation
    32. 3 Art Pope groups = 75% of all outside money flowing into N.C. state legislative races in 2010, giving Republicans 10-to-1 money advantageAssociated Press, November 3, 2010
    33. Right to work (for less) states
    34. STATE % IN UNION North Carolina 2.9 South Carolina 3.4 Georgia 3.9 Arkansas 4.2 Louisiana 4.5 Tennessee 4.6 Virginia 4.6 Mississippi 5.0 South Dakota 5.1 Texas 5.2 Florida 6.3 Kentucky 8.9 Alabama 10.0 West Virginia 13.8States with lowest union density
    35. The poverty belt
    36. 13 12 10 9 2 5 8 4 1 7The South behind bars
    37. Percent of ex-felons disenfranchised
    38. Percent of African-American ex-felons disenfranchised
    39. What’s our Southern Strategy?
    40. CHRIS KROMMExecutive Director/Publisherchris@southernstudies.org@chriskrommINSTITUTE FOR SOUTHERN STUDIESwww.southernstudies.orgFACING SOUTH WEEKLY UPDATEfacingsouth@southernstudies.orgput “subscribe” in subject lineQuestions/More Information

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