According to a new report from the Environmental Integrity Project, the most of the nation’s dirtiest power plants are in the South.

According to CNN, most of the nation’s obesity problem is in the South.

According to the Annie E. Casey Foundation, the states with the highest level of children in poverty, the highest level of infant mortality, and the highest level of teen motherhood are in the South.

According to my mother, the South will rise again. Let’s hope so.

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(h/t: Aunt Phyllis and Steven White)