The South

Minority Reports

What It's Like to Be a Black Bull Rider in the South

VICE met with two black bull riders in Texas—an accomplished pro, and a young, up-and-coming rider—to find out what it’s like to be a person of color competing in a predominantly white sport.
VICE Staff
7.12.18
woman seeing woman

Peyton Fulford's Intimate and Vulnerable Photos of Queer Southern Youth

With her series “Infinite Tenderness,” the photographer develops a new narrative for LGBTQ kids in the South.
Elyssa Goodman
7.9.18
The VICE Guide to Right Now

This Guy Seems Pretty Chill for Being Trapped in a Car with Thousands of Bees

Wally Leatherwood is a legend.
Drew Schwartz
5.3.18
Photo

This 72-Year-Old Takes Wacky, Wonderful Photos of Life in the Deep South

Jane Rule Burdine is the subject of a new documentary directed by the Bennett Sisters.
Kelsey and Rémy Bennett
4.20.18
video

How Slavery Survived in the South Long After the Civil War

VICE met up with Antoinette Harrell, a genealogist who tracks down cases of slavery and abusive labor practices that lasted into the 1960s.
VICE Staff
2.27.18
Views My Own

I Grew Up as a Black Southerner Idolizing Robert E. Lee

I didn't know the Confederate general owned slaves. I didn't even know he was part of the Confederacy.
Issac J. Bailey
11.2.17
LGBTQ

The Program Offering Southern LGBTQ Youth a New Life in Provincetown

At Summer of Sass, kids get a chance to see how much better it gets, with the chance to live and work in a community that accepts them.
Khalid El Khatib
9.21.17
Comics

'Ally I Need Is Love,' Today's Comic by Ben Passmore

Ben remembers the time he was harassed by an old woman while working as a pedicab driver.
VICE Staff
7.11.17
The VICE Guide to Right Now

Mississippi Republican: People Removing Confederate Statues Should Be 'Lynched'

Oh, and he compared Louisiana's politicians to Nazis.
Lauren Messman
5.22.17
The VICE Guide to Right Now

Georgia Lawmaker Asks State Capitol to Recognize 'Confederate History Month'

The Republican representative says his resolution only aims to pay tribute to Southern heritage—but it doesn't mention slavery.
Drew Schwartz
3.27.17
50 states of art

A Farmer’s Daughter-Turned-Photographer Learns to Love Her Mississippi Roots

Ellen Rodgers turns her camera on the rural communities she calls home in the Mississippi Delta.
Kara Weisenstein
3.26.17
politics

One of the Most Important Union Fights in Years Is Happening in South Carolina Right Now

If a Boeing plant of 3,000 workers successfully unionizes, it will represent a major victory for labor in the Deep South.
Cole Stangler
2.2.17