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I am typing a few quick thoughts today.  This thought is about White people being real.  When I returned to Mississippi in 2002, I had planned to only be here two years.  I didn't wish my kids to be in the oppressiveness of Mississippi too long.   I like other young Black people left this state before the ink was dry decades earlier.  When I returned in 2002, I was to learn of a silent change in the state, White folks waking-up. 

They are sadly still not the majority in 2017 but they are growing daily.  Trump has helped many White people face the mirror no longer able to deny the truth.  They are now facing the results of hate without the filter of Confederate glasses.  Mississippi is a wreck and holding on to a divisive symbol of hate, our flag.  Centuries of hate in the state has left the state destitute to the point even White people are leaving in large numbers.   Those now leaving are exporting hate to other states that have done well economically by ending policy of hate.

Nathan Deal, Georiga, has done well to refuse the hate based policies that are killing many Southern states.  He is looking at the love train of the Atlantan economy and not wishing to derail it.  I wish my governor could stop licking Trump's ass long enough to view the love train.  However he seems intent on a full lunch of Trump.  He continues to push for laws (fees/taxes) that are hurting the poor and the working poor of Mississippi.  Most in Mississippi fall into those groups.  Few immigrants without education come to Mississippi for they know they can't survive and still have money to send back to their home countries.  In Mississippi you can see White people digging potatoes.  The people here rarely benefit from federal funds designed to improve their lives, look to the Capitol. 

The Mississippi White liberal is looking to the Jackson and understanding  the  level of theft that is occurring in this state.  They understand White skin alone is not enough to pass the initiation of the Economic Club whose members prosper from the oppression in Mississippi.  These White liberals are the ones who give to me hope for my state.  I am not fool enough to think, I alone can change Mississippi.  I know I shall need my White cousins to get their asses in gear.  Some have faced down their "heritage not hate" family members to explain the games played.  Others haven't but desire to do so. 

I can only offer my experience as a Black lesbian to help them in their desire to have courage.  There is a point in life where you can't live a lie.  Those who fall by the wayside will be okay.  Live your truth openly.


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