‘I’m Just Little Old Me’: Mississippi’s ‘Parent of the Year’ Helped Heal ‘Brokenness’ at Gautier High School
Lisa S. McCusker said she had been at the DMV for hours with her youngest son, Aidan McCusker, on June 11 before she finally returned home and noticed a missed call. “I quickly checked the voicemail, and the first thing the gentleman says is, ‘I’m with the state department,’” McCusker told the Mississippi Free Press. […]
When people are locked in the grips of poverty and racism, when their voices are drowned out and ignored, and when their hopes are dashed, they turn to the only forms of protest they have at their disposal. As we have seen in the past weeks, Black communities have predictably, virulently and understandably exploded.