General Patterson

By JAY WIENER,

The death of an elected official occasions pain:  Flags are lowered, praise is delivered, and reflections occur over a towering figure dying in one’s prime.  Life quickly returns to normal, and one's example is forgotten.












Bill Cosby is no Emmett Till

By JAY WIENER,

An unexamined misfortune intersecting centralization and cultural hegemony is that events outside mainstream America are considered irrelevant. Those of us with an abiding interest in Mississippi find absurdity in the suggestion: Mississippi’s music and literature are extraordinary. Tragic aspects of our history are no less significant.


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Cathy Haynie, head of school at Christ Covenant School, is serving JAAIS (Jackson Area Association of Independent Schools) as president this year.