Campus News

How the South went GOP

A new book posits that the South changed from a Democratic region to Republican due to economic reasons, not race, reports the Boston Globe. Yet many Southern historians, including UGA’s James C. Cobb, remain unconvinced, according to the article. “The initial exodus of white Southerners from the Demos was, for all intents and purposes, all about race,” Cobb says, though he notes that race and economics are inextricably bound.