Category Archives: Race in Mississippi

Finally: the news gets juicy

No, I’m not talking about Sara Palin’s endorsement of The Don. However, there are loads of stories relevant to our mission here. We’ll deal with two right away. This morning, The Atlantic recapped a Vanderbilt University study of low minority … Continue reading

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Welcome to 2016

Greetings, 2016 bloggueurs! You’ll find that the website is changing a bit this semester. All posts should be made on the front page. Course-specific pages will now be dedicated to class announcements, syllabi, and other materials that won’t merit commentary. … Continue reading

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Outside Agitators

Fifty years ago, the phrase “outside agitators” referred to people from other parts of the country who had come to the South to fight the good fight—to register African Americans to vote, to facilitate the desegregation of schools, to help … Continue reading

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Meandering Post on the Defacing of James Meredith’s Statue

Early Sunday morning, while the rest of Mississippi was getting over Saturday night or getting ready for church, two men defaced a statue. They weren’t just men. They were white men. The statue wasn’t just a statue, and its location … Continue reading

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