published in The New Yorker
We often associate poor sanitation and extreme poverty with developing countries. The United States, as one of the wealthiest countries on the planet, certainly has already eradicated these issues. But the truth is very different; in rural Alabama, inadequate sewage systems and systematic racism and poverty plague the lives of residents in many counties. Okeowo looks specifically at Lowndes County and the lives of a few individuals who have gotten the courage to speak out against the system and their living conditions.
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