Selects: Southerners Aren't Lazy and Dumb, They Just Had Hookworm

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Selects: Southerners Aren't Lazy and Dumb, They Just Had Hookworm

Saturday, 11 September

There was a time when the lower classes of the American South were considered lazy and dimwitted, a stereotype that still somewhat survives today. But this stereotype was rooted in fact. Hookworms, it turns out, were sapping Southerners’ life force. Find out all about it in this classic episode. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
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