May 19, 2022 -
The racist and antisemitic conspiracy theory that claims elites are trying to replace the current electorate with immigrants has been tied to numerous domestic U.S. terror attacks, including the recent massacre of Black people inside a grocery store in Buffalo, New York. We look at some of the elected officials who promote the idea — and the corporate contributions flowing to their campaigns.
May 7, 2021 -
While Southern states didn't grow as fast as many expected, more than half of U.S. population gains in the 2020 census were in the South, boosting the region's clout.
August 26, 2020 -
For many students, remote learning in the midst of a pandemic is an uphill climb. For those learning English as a second language, the climb can be even steeper. It's a concern across the South, where a number of states have large public school enrollments of English language learners.
June 9, 2020 -
Demonstrations against the police murder of George Floyd in Minneapolis and police violence generally have spread to small towns like Siler City, North Carolina, home to a chicken-processing plant that's been hit hard by COVID-19. Residents connecting police violence to ICE violence came out by the hundreds to say that "las vidas negras importan."
February 21, 2020 -
Jim Wallis, a theologian and founder of the progressive Christian community Sojourners, recently spoke in North Carolina on the topic of "Reclaiming Jesus." Facing South caught up with him to discuss the current political moment, the Christian church's racial divide, and how the nation's changing demographics are also changing religion.
August 16, 2019 -
In less than a month's time, the U.S. immigrant community has been devastated by a mass shooting in Texas carried out by a white supremacist inspired by Trump's rhetoric and an ICE raid that ripped apart families in Mississippi. Now, a new rule from the Trump administration declares poor immigrants as unworthy of green cards — but it's facing legal challenges.
July 3, 2019 -
An unprecedented number of African-American sheriffs were elected across North Carolina last year after promising to end their county's partnership with ICE. Now the Republican-controlled legislature is challenging their authority — and similar policies have been adopted in other Southern states.