December 3, 2020 -
First-time voters including young people, former felons, and newly naturalized citizens proved to be a crucial voting bloc in many races nationwide including in Georgia, which a Democratic presidential candidate hadn't won in 28 years. Experts predict that these first-time voters will continue to play an important role in shaping Southern and national politics.
February 12, 2020 -
In November, the Latino electorate is projected to make U.S. history as the largest racial or ethnic minority in a presidential election. In the South, the children of many Latino migrants will be making history of their own by casting their family's first U.S. vote.
June 12, 2019 -
New evidence from the files of a dead North Carolina gerrymandering expert reveals the Trump administration pushed for the addition of a citizenship question to the 2020 census to benefit the Republican Party. But the question could lead to an undercount, which would diminish the South's electoral power and cheat it of its fair share of federal funds.
November 21, 2017 -
Striking farmworkers in Kentucky recently won a settlement over wage-theft claims, and now a farmworkers' union is suing North Carolina over a new law that curbs the group's organizing power.
September 9, 2016 -
A Facing South analysis of North Carolina's county commissions finds that there are no Latino or Asian-American commissioners in the entire state, while African-American representation lags in many counties.
June 17, 2016 -
After the June 12 massacre at an Orlando nightclub, some politicians refused to even acknowledge the targets were LGBT people. Could it be because of their own animus toward LGBT people, which has found expression in a record number of anti-LGBT bills introduced in recent years?
July 24, 2015 -
As the growth of the South's immigrant population transforms the region, the makeup of its immigrant communities is shifting, with Asian immigration now outpacing immigration from Latin America in several states.