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'We're making our way': how Virginia became the most progressive of the US’s southern states

The Guardian

2021-03-08 14:55:06

The state that has tried to stop Black people from voting is shifting in a liberal direction to become a symbol of the new south. Having lived in Virginia most of his life, Larry Sabato can remember racially segregated schools and systematic efforts to stop Black people voting. Now 68, he observes a state that has diversified, embraced liberal values and shifted from symbol of the old south to symbol of the new.

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