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Trump’s Plantation

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On August 28, 2017
Trump’s Civil War memory is based in both racism and his financial decisions. While President Donald Trump laments the destruction of Confederate history, one of his hotel chains may celebrate it with a destination stylized after a Southern plantation. A new Scion hotel project promoted by the Trump Organization in Cleveland, Mississippi will feature a […]
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Today in the Post-Racial Society

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On October 26, 2016
I interrupt my avalanche of work to bring you this delightful story from the post-racial paradise of Mississippi. Along a secluded gravel road that runs between a riverbank and cotton fields in the Mississippi Delta region, a purple sign marks the area where Emmett Till’s mutilated body was pulled from the Tallahatchie River in the […]
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Mississippi officials are complaining about the state’s declining prison populations. Why? Because county, state, and private funding models were all built on prison profit and losing prisoners now creates budget crises. County officials across Mississippi are warning of job losses and deep deficits as local jails are being deprived of the state inmates needed to […]
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