Still Think The North Won The Civil War? These 12 Maps Will Prove You Wrong (IMAGES)

The southernization of America in 12 maps.

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The Southernization of America Map #12: Minimum wage by state.

The Southernization of America: U.S. map with state minimum wages by end of 2015: National Conference of State Legislatures via Quartz.

Map #12. The Southernization of America: States with the lowest minimum wages in 2015.

Oh, and guess why the minimum wage is so low throughout the South and much of our nation? The states with the lightest shades pay the least and the states with the darker shades pay the most. Tet it’s interesting to note that not a single state in the U.S. requires a minimum wage that would actually pay the rent on a two-bedroom apartment. Overall, the Southernization of America has led to an assault on civil rights, a declining middle class, and lower wages across the board. And there’s only one way to get rid of the people who are responsible for this: Get out and VOTE.

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Featured image: Composite/Elisabeth Parker (GageRural Assistance CenterUSDA, U.S. Religion Census/ASARB via The New York TimesHuffington PostCityLabPlanned ParenthoodCDC, 866OurVote.OrgVizHub US Health Map, MetricMaps via VOX, National Conference of State Legislatures via Quartz).

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