Break It Down: Third World
Recent news of Atlanta’s startlingly high HIV/AIDS rate prompted comparisons of Georgia’s capital city to a "third world country." But is it accurate to use the term in this case? Oglethorpe University history professor Nick Maher joins us to help break down the complicated origins of the phrase and what we really mean when we say it.
What do we really mean when we say the phrase "third world"? And where does it come from? Oglethorpe University history professor Nick Maher breaks down the phrase for us.