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Readings on the Web

Excerpts from three recent essays on the Appalachian stereotype

"Why Media Must Stop Misrepresenting Appalachia"

by Ivy Brashear in the Huffington Post:

“Elegy” has no class, no heart, and no warmth. It’s a poorly written appropriation of Appalachian stereotypes that presents us as a people who aren’t worthy of anything but derision and pity, and who cannot be helped because we refuse to help . . .

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April 11, 2017

Against the West Virginia stereotype

Positive coverage of Wheeling from Reuters

Earlier this week the international news agency Reuters featured Wheeling in an article about the growing acceptance of LGBT rights:

In conservative America, small cities stand up for LGBT rights

As the article explains:

Defying stereotypes in the U.S. culture wars over lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) rights, Wheeling is . . .

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March 19, 2017

Fighting the Appalachian stereotype and poverty porn

I've linked to Daily Yonder previously (most notably here). The site looks at rural and small-town America in a refreshing (non-stereotypical) way. It recently carried an interesting article on a national news network's attempt to get help from an Appalachian non-profit for a pre-election story on Appalachia. Aaron Phelps explains:

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December 07, 2016

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