May 4, 2022 -
If you've never witnessed or experienced a school paddling, it may be hard to understand how terrifying they are to a child. Yet U.S. public school teachers and principals in 19 states are allowed to beat children with wooden paddles, which originated as a tool to inflict pain on enslaved people without causing permanent injury that might impede their work.
October 2, 2018 -
"If my cousins had not been taught to spend so much time looking outward and spewing racist ignorance about Black people in their town, would they have noticed what their brother was doing to me in their basement?"
October 13, 2017 -
Cassandra Welchlin with the Mississippi Low Income Childcare Initiative and the Mississippi Women's Economic Security Initiative talks about building power for vulnerable people in a hostile environment — and drawing hope from history and her children's future.
May 10, 2013 -
The automatic federal budget cuts known as the sequester will have a severe effect on programs serving women in general and mothers in particular -- especially those living in the South. With Mother's Day approaching, we take a by-the-numbers look.
May 10, 2012 -
A Gallup survey finds that a decline in the emotional health of Gulf Coast residents since the 2010 oil spill is "statistically significant and meaningfully large."
February 20, 2012 -
A judge has decided that BP's history of safety problems won't be admissible in the upcoming trial for its Gulf oil spill. While that may be legally justifiable, it's a shame that BP's disaster gets the privilege of being viewed in isolation.
April 26, 2005 -
Facing South told you last week about South Carolina State Rep. John Graham Altman's bizarre outburst at a reporter when she asked him why his committee had passed a bill making cockfighting a felony while tabling a bill that would do the same for domestic violence.