Slave states vs. free states, 2012

This article by Michael Lind in gets to the real matter of the Southern Strategy. It’s not just about race, it’s about class and caste as well.

“The traditional Southern regional economic strategy, then, depends on the control by Southern employers of a huge pool of low-wage workers with little or no bargaining power in their dealings with their local bosses or the foreign (that is, extra-Southern) investors and corporations who are invited in to exploit their labor.”