After the biggest football weekend in Magnolia State history, we explore the question that has frustrated Mississippians for decades.
Rethink Mississippi Football
For the 24th time in 25 years, Mississippi finished last in the Annie E. Casey Foundation’s index of 16 child well-being indicators. The director of Mississippi KIDS COUNT provides an explanation of the rankings.
Despite low taxes, Mississippi ranked 49th in Forbes’s 2013 business climate survey thanks to a poorly-trained labor force and low quality of life.
Mississippians win MacArthur “Genius Grants” at a higher rate than residents of any other Southern state. What, if anything, does that say about us?
After more than a decade of stagnant wages, one in three jobs in Mississippi does not pay enough to lift a family of four out of poverty.
At 8 percent, Mississippi’s unemployment rate was the highest in the nation for July.
Mississippi’s black males are twice as likely to drop out as their peers. This is no time to cut back on education funding.
From 2006 to 2012, the dropout rate for black males in Mississippi schools has been above 20 percent while the dropout rate for all students has declined from 17.6 percent to 13.9 percent.
This week’s same-sex marriage ruling from Rankin County shows the hostility to LGBT rights among some of Mississippi’s elected judges.
As Faulkner instructs us, the past is never dead. But lingering Confederate sympathy among Mississippians — flaring in the wake of the University of Mississippi’s diversity and inclusion report — proves that it is often misremembered.