Caught between “out of touch” Democrats and a “trickle-down” Republican philanthropist: A political snapshot of a poor Southern town

My hometown, Lake City, South Carolina, is a snapshot of small-town America. It has been in decline since the 1980s, mirroring the trajectory of many small towns across the country. Places in the Rust Belt suffered when automotive and industrial plants moved overseas. Lake City, as a hub for farming and tobacco, began its demise when agricultural jobs disappeared.

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Rod is an Associate Professor of Sociology at Old Dominion University. https://www.youtube.com/c/roderickgraham

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Rod is an Associate Professor of Sociology at Old Dominion University. https://www.youtube.com/c/roderickgraham

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