We Need Black-Majority States

Charles Blow has a bold proposition for Black Americans: leave the country’s northern cities and move to the South. In this audio essay, Blow argues that becoming a voting majority in states like Georgia and Mississippi could give Black Americans the opportunity to control the levers of state power and influence national politics.

(A full transcript of this audio essay will be available midday on the Times website.)

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This Opinion Short was produced by Derek Arthur. It was edited by Stephanie Joyce. Mixing by Pat McCusker and Sonia Herrero. Original music by Pat McCusker and Carole Sabouraud. Fact checking by Mary Marge Locker and Kate Sinclair. Special thanks to Kristina Samulewski, Shannon Busta, Kaari Pitkin and Annie-Rose Strasser.

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