10 Things Everybody Gets Wrong About The South


9. The South Is Still Largely Agrarian (And Hasn't Caught Up With Technology).

Some people outside the South seem to have the impression that after the Civil War, we freed the slaves and haven't grown technologically since. I don’t know why people view the South as a technological backwater, but somehow that perception sticks.

It’s true that we have our areas that lack modern conveniences, but most of the South has moved past the agrarian era. Massive amounts of commerce and innovation flow through large cities like Miami and Atlanta. North Carolina and Texas host large technological sectors, and the aerospace industry has a huge foothold in Dixie as well. The entertainment industry has also made the South a home. We’re clearly more than just backwards little farm towns down here.