The film “Far East Deep South” follows Charles Chiu and his family’s journey from California to Mississippi in hopes of finding answers about his father and the filmmakers’ grandfather K. C. Lou. While the family learns about the life of K.C. Lou and his contributions to the surrounding communities in Pace, Miss., just northwest of Cleveland in Bolivar County, they also learn some harsh truths about life for Asian Americans living in the deep South during Jim Crow.
The State of Mississippi can help small business owners address its lack-of-labor problem, and it fits well with Gov. Reeves’ crusade to reduce barriers to work in Mississippi. It’s time for Mississippi to establish sectoral councils, Michael Foley writes in this essay.