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Cindy Hyde-Smith is teaching us what segregation academies taught her

By: Noliwe Rooks
in The New York Times
November 28, 2018

In this New York Times opinion piece, Noliwe Rooks, professor of Africana studies and American studies, writes that the recent campaign in Mississippi’s senate race reveal the way that the past is still present.

"That Mississippi is sending a Republican back to Washington is hardly a surprise, but Ms. Hyde-Smith gave the opposition hope in the closing weeks of the campaign as she careened from one gaffe to the next — each one emphasizing both that she was tone deaf and that she found humor in her state’s history of racial violence and voter suppression," Rooks writes.

Read the entire New York Times piece.