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Race & Racism
Race & Racism
Mississippi has changed since Freedom Summer. The struggle for justice and equality has not.
Mississippi's progress was on full display at Mt. Zion church in Neshoba County last Sunday. So was its unfinished business.
June 19, 2014
We all love Mississippi, so why don’t we like living here?
The Mississippi author Willie Morris had a saying: "We all love Mississippi, but it doesn't always love us back." However, recent data suggest that there may be less love lost than Willie realized.
June 6, 2014
Four thoughts about disaster and recovery in Mississippi
Monday was Mississippi's worst day of tornado activity on record. Nearly every part of the state was hit, killing twelve people and injuring dozens more.
May 1, 2014
41 percent of Mississippians cannot see this blog post
Or anything online, for that matter.
April 24, 2014
A thank you note to the taxpayers of America
Mississippi receives $2.45 in federal spending for every $1 it contributes in taxes. It's time we showed our gratitude.
April 17, 2014
The ACA offers working Mississippians a long-overdue raise. State leaders should embrace it.
The Affordable Care Act could correct an imbalance in the tax code and improve working Mississippians' financial security... if the state's leaders would just get out of the way.
March 26, 2014
Supporting Mississippi’s young men of color: A conversation with William Buster of the W.K. Kellogg Foundation
The director of WKKF's Mississippi and New Orleans programming speaks about President Obama's My Brother's Keeper initiative, the challenges unique to young black and Latino men, and what success will look like in Mississippi.
March 20, 2014
Only 6% of uninsured Mississippians have gotten covered through healthcare reform. What gives?
The rejection of Medicaid expansion and mistrust among the uninsured have depressed enrollment.
March 14, 2014
Here’s (pretty much) everything you need to know about SB 2681
Is it about religious freedom? Is it about LGBTQ discrimination? We cover all of that in our primer on the most controversial bill of the legislative session.
March 6, 2014
Announcing two Mississippi initiatives promoting LGBTQ rights and dignity
LGBT Forward and OUTLaw's symposium at the UM Law School will bring Mississippi closer to ending discrimination based on sexual difference.
February 20, 2014
Commentary: The University of Mississippi’s latest ‘incident’ brings both pain and illumination
The desecration of the James Meredith statue goes to show that while the university has been desegregated, the work of integration is unfinished.
February 18, 2014
Why Mississippians need national health insurance (and no, that doesn’t mean Obamacare)
By selling health insurance at the state level, places like Mississippi have fewer options and higher costs.
February 7, 2014
Commentary: Don’t change the seal. Change the flag.
Now that the Governor and Legislature want to add "In God We Trust" to the state seal, let’s have a conversation about the symbol that most needs to be changed.
February 3, 2014
Commentary: Politico, Phil Bryant, and the Positive Mississippi reflex
Politico Magazine ranked Mississippi as America's worst state. Gov. Phil Bryant's rebuttal did nothing to disprove it.
January 29, 2014