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127: The black and white state of South Carolina

February 18th, 2016

Episode 200 of 248 episodes

From 2010-2014, more than 200,000 people moved to South Carolina. The South is the fastest growing region of the county but unlike its neighbors, the Palmetto state seems to be stuck in time. South Carolina’s schools rank 43rd in the nation. The median income in South Carolina is $44,000 dollars a year. That's nearly $10,000 dollars less than the national average. Democrats have been hoping that the influx of Latinos and African Americans, combined with the movement of retirees might turn the traditionally red state blue. But the old order has held firm – South Carolina is as Republican as ever. So, for the next two episodes, host Jimmy Williams is taking you to his birth state, where all the political attention is being focused right now because of the presidential primaries, to take a hard look at what’s happening and how race is still playing a predominant role in the politics of the state.

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