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

09.11.2021 - By Stuff You Should Know

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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.
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