So if I understand you correctly, you’re pretty much talking about slavery, the remains of slavery after the war and reconstruction, and then the depression came alon* and pretty much everybody’s lives turned to sh*t. Black people just hit bottom earlier and people in that area have been economically depressed pretty much ever since.

Btw I’m not challenging you - just trying to learn.

“It’s the shipwreck that leads you to the magical island.”
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