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‘Ole Miss’ vs. ‘New Miss’: Black Students, Faculty on How to Reject Racism, Step Forward Together

Black students and faculty at the University of Mississippi explain how administrators, donors and alumni can step boldly into an anti-racist future with transparency, publicly stated solutions and without depending on UM community members of color to do the heavy lifting. They love the university and want to see it reach its, and thus the state’s, full diverse, equitable and inclusive potential.

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Shows Sammy Moon with LGBTQ Fund volunteers
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‘It Makes Us Feel Human’: LGBTQ Fund Fights for a Mississippi ‘Without Alienation’

LGBTQ Fund of Mississippi founder Sammy Moon considered moving away with his partner amid a raft of anti-LGBTQ legislation, but decided to stay and use his experience in philanthropy to make it a better place. The fund envisions a Mississippi in which “all LGBTQ Mississippians will live safely, openly and without alienation”—the opposite of Moon’s own experiences growing up.

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