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Reckon is committed to deep exploration of tough and important issues facing the South, through authentic conversations that lead to thoughtful actions.
Apr 7, 2021 8 tweets 4 min read
The @nytimes is joining us in reporting on the purity culture trend of the 1990s and 2000s and how pervasive evangelical movements like True Love Waits still impact many adults across the South today.
trib.al/jz1dg9Y You can read our entire series on #purityculture here, where we interviewed representatives from the Southern Baptist Convention, @HarrisJosh, sex and mental health therapists, and more.
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Jul 18, 2019 23 tweets 11 min read
Let's talk about... cotton!

You may think of cotton as a product of Alabama's past, when slavery and, later, sharecropping provided the intense labor that was needed for cotton production.

But Alabamians still grow cotton for buyers around the world! Nick McMichen's family has been growing cotton in Cherokee County outside Centre for generations, going back to sharecroppers in the late 19th century.

“Cotton is more than a crop,” McMichen said. “Around here, it’s part of us."
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