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Black Belt States 2024

Black Belt States 2024

Black Belt States 2024

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- The Black Belt is a region of the American South, which today runs roughly from the eastern edge of Texas to Virginia. The term "Black Belt" was first used in the 19th century and was inspired by the region's fertile soil, which was ideal for cotton production. But the term later evolved to describe a larger interstate "belt" of counties where African Americans outnumber other ethnicities. The Black Belt is one of the most impoverished areas in the country, with high rates of unemployment, poverty, and crime, arguably due to lingering systemic effects from pre-Civil-War times.

Black Belt States 2024

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