Posts Tagged ‘Mississippi’

April 28th, 2023 - 1:41 pm § in Law and Courts, Racism

Another Mississippi lynching

Before being murdered last fall, Rasheem Carter, 25, went to the police in Taylorsville, Mississippi. He’d told his mother that “three truckloads of white guys [were] trying to kill him,” so she told him to seek police protection. When, in February 2023, his dismembered remains wer[...]

February 9th, 2023 - 4:16 pm § in Hypocrisy, Racism, Republicans

Mississippi genocide

You may remember the white Republicans who run Mississippi stole nearly $100 million of federal TANF funds intended for the state’s poor, many of whom are black. Two million dollars was paid to retired NFL player Brett Favre as “speaking fees” for talks he never gave, which he refu[...]

January 23rd, 2023 - 1:09 pm § in Democrats, Politics, Republicans

Could Democrats flip Mississippi?

It’s an intriguing possibility. They have a great candidate, with unbeatable name recognition, and Republicans are mired in a welfare corruption scandal. Brandon Presley (who’s related to Elvis), “knows who to connect with voters, … listen to voters,” a strategist says.[...]

August 26th, 2022 - 10:52 pm § in Law and Courts, Racism

Does a law’s provenance matter?

I never thought I’d defend a Jim Crow law, but here goes. In a ruling on Wednesday, August 24, 2022, the federal 5th Circuit Court of Appeals upheld a section of Mississippi’s state constitution that bars people convicted of certain felonies from voting (read story here). The 5th Circuit han[...]

August 13th, 2022 - 8:17 pm § in Economics, Politics, Racism

GOP governors deny federal rent aid to working poor because it’s “socialism”

Republican governors in at least three states — Mississippi, Arkansas, and Nebraska — have turned away hundreds of millions of federal pandemic relief dollars allocated to preventing evictions because they don’t want their residents to receive those funds. In March 2022, Nebraska G[...]

February 10th, 2022 - 10:26 pm § in Law and Courts, Racism

Shot at for FedEx-ing while black

Two Mississippi white men are facing relatively light criminal charges after chasing a young black FedEx deliveryman in a pickup, and then shooting at him, CNN reported on Thursday, February 10, 2022 (read story here; more details here). D’Monterrio Gibson (photo, right), 24, was in FedEx unif[...]

February 10th, 2022 - 10:47 am § in Law and Courts, Politics

Mississippi GOP ramps up attacks on transgender people

Mississippi’s GOP-controlled legislature is about to pass a bill prohibiting “incarcerated transgender or nonbinary people from legally changing their name or gender marker while in state custody.” The bill “would prohibit incarcerated individuals from petitioning the court f[...]

November 27th, 2018 - 7:32 pm § in Politics

A black senator from Mississippi? Nah.

That’s asking too much. Mississippi is a third world country that pretends to be a state. They’ve just returned a Confederate sympathizer who likes public hangings and thinks college students shouldn’t be allowed to vote to the U.S. Senate. As CNN put it, “In the end, it was [...]

November 26th, 2018 - 2:19 pm § in Politics

Cindy Hyde-Smith yard signs

  Okay, that’s not quite fair, because the GOP Senate candidate didn’t put them up. But it’s probably safe to say whoever did supports her and not the black man running against her. And Hyde-Smith does like hangings; she said so herself. Read story here. There was a time when [...]

November 26th, 2018 - 11:05 am § in Politics

“Ole Miss” Rhodes Scholar slams Cindy Hyde-Smith as a white supremacist

Jaz Brisack is an impressive young lady. Besides earning outstanding grades in general studies, English, journalism, and public policy, she’s president of the College Democrats, a labor organizer, and a women’s health advocate. And now, she’s a Rhodes Scholar. Brisack says Mississi[...]