Tonight LSU plays Clemson in the New Orleans Superdome for the 2020 College Football National Championship.
At four minutes into this video LSU Quarterback Joe Burrow (aka Joe Burreaux) talks about the poverty rate of his hometown in the foothills of the Appalachian mountains in Athens County Ohio https://youtu.be/sL2_CO3pg1E We don’t hear much about Appalachian poverty anymore. The so-called War on Poverty ended, but poverty did not. His Heisman speech can be found on their youtube channel.
Athens County Ohio is 90.8% White with 30.7% in poverty. Baton Rouge, home to LSU, is 55% Black with 25.2% in poverty. East Baton Rouge Parish (surrounding county) is slightly more affluent with 16.7% in poverty. (See more Census Facts at the bottom of this post)
Geaux Burreaux! (comme on le dit en Louisiane):
“On December 14, 2019, Burrow received the 2019 Heisman Trophy, winning by the largest margin in…
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