Speaking of Mississippi…….
When I write about the racial tensions that still exist in my state, Mississippi, many people think I am making it all up…..
If only they knew……
This is just one area where the racial bias is happening….but not the only area…..
For generations, black residents of Canton, Mississippi have lived under siege from a heavy-handed sheriff’s department. Now the ACLU is suing the system.
The sheriff’s deputy has his hand around Khadafy Manning’s neck. Manning, a 35-year-old black man, is standing rod straight, or at least as straight as someone with a debilitating spinal injury can, with his hands cuffed behind his back, dressed in his underwear, asking why he is being humiliated in his own living room.
“Officer, please. Why are you handling me like this?”
“Because you ain’t acting right,” the deputy responds.
There should be a sign on the highways that lead into Mississippi and they should read….
“Welcome to Mississippi
Set Your clocks back 150 years.”