R.J. Lehman, who is the editor-in-chief of the International Center for Law, posted a map on Twitter Monday afternoon with a simple caption: "I did this map a couple years ago and I stand behind it."
I did this map a couple years ago and I stand behind it. pic.twitter.com/luVpPefElL— R.J. Lehmann (@raylehmann) June 7, 2021
According to the map, Houston isn't considered "the South."
Lehmann's map suggests the South includes Louisiana, Mississippi, Arkansas, Alabama, Tennessee, Georgia and both South and North Carolinas among other southeastern states. Plus, only certain counties in Texas are including, except Harris County.
Where does Houston land? Not in the South, according to Lehmann.
Why are you doing Harris County TX like that?— brutal south (@Paul_Bowers) June 8, 2021
When someone asked the reasoning behind his theory, Lehmann responded saying," Different things in different areas, but mostly just my impression from visiting."
hah! by what metric were you making this granular by county? (on the periphery)— Eric Budd (@ericmbudd) June 7, 2021
Different things in different areas, but mostly just my impression from visiting.— R.J. Lehmann (@raylehmann) June 7, 2021
What are your thoughts?