Can Mississippi Ever Overcome White Supremacist Image?

Mississippi has been a one-party white supremacist state since post-reconstruction days. It was solidly segregationist Democrat state for nearly 100 years, until the 1980s. It supported Southerner Jimmy Carter, who denounced segregation, in 1976, but then switched to Ronald Reagan in 1980. It has remained predictably Republican in national politics ever since. Mike Espy, an... Continue Reading →

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