Why Mississippi moved to abandon its white supremacist flag at last

July 4, 2020 Hats off to the Mississippi legislators (most of them) and the governor for finally doing the right thing, chucking the last state flag in the U.S. featuring a symbol of the slavery-celebrating secessionist South.  Rivers of ink (albeit most of it digital) have already flowed on the momentous decision, some well worth … Continue reading Why Mississippi moved to abandon its white supremacist flag at last

Ole Miss will move its Confederate monument (finally)

June 18, 2020 At long last, our Institutions of Higher Learning (aka the "college board") has acted to relocate a controversial monument honoring the old Confederacy on the University of Mississippi campus.  IHL board president, Ford Dye, is quoted in press reports as saying that the board "reviewed the detailed plans for the new site, … Continue reading Ole Miss will move its Confederate monument (finally)

IHL aims for “traditional operations” in fall; do students and employees need better representation?

May 21, 2020 A just-out press release from the Institutions of Higher Learning ("college board") indicates that the eight Mississippi schools in the system will restart "traditional operations" in the fall.  No doubt the college board, like governors and governing bodies nationwide (and globally), is struggling to balance economic and safety concerns in a radically unstable … Continue reading IHL aims for “traditional operations” in fall; do students and employees need better representation?

COVID-19 Is A Nightmare, But A Bigger Breakdown Looms

May 18, 2020 The coronavirus pandemic dominates the news.  How could it not?  Millions of infections, hundreds of thousands of hospitalizations and deaths, highly stressed health care facilities and medical caregivers, lock downs and myriad restrictive public health orders, business closures and historically unprecedented levels of unemployment and financial disruption, trillions of dollars in questionable … Continue reading COVID-19 Is A Nightmare, But A Bigger Breakdown Looms