I Grew Up in the ‘Most Hateful Town in America’

Welcome to Vidor, a town most famous for its racism

Justin Ward
Human Parts

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A welcome sign for my hometown that sits alongside I-10. (Michael Corcoran )

WWhen folks ask me where I’m from, I have a stock answer: You’ve probably never heard of it and if you have, whatever you heard probably wasn’t good.

Vidor, Texas, is a little strip of fast food restaurants and gas stations that bisects Interstate 10 at the midway point on…

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Justin Ward
Human Parts

Journalist and activist. Founder and co-chair of DivestSPD. Bylines at SPLC, The Baffler, GEN, USA Today. Follow on Twitter: @justwardoctrine, @DivestSPD