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Coalition: Auditor’s ‘Fatherlessness’ Report ‘Irresponsible,’ Blames Individuals Over Systems

The Mississippi Economic Inclusion Coalition submitted this MFP Voices column in response to State Auditor Shad White’s report, “Dads Matter: The Taxpayer Cost of Fatherlessness,” writing that “good leaders are solution-oriented and often self-assess before passing the blame onto others.” But, they write, in this case, White missed the mark.

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A list of lynching victims names
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How To Heal Black Americans’ Traumatic History

“This historical trauma must be addressed. It functions as a persistent sickness, a deadly virus—in the family, in the African-American community and in the larger society,” Psychologists Taasogle Daryl Rowe and Kamilah Marie Woodson writes. “The establishment of the National Memorial for Peace and Justice begins a long-awaited process of healing from the unspeakable and unacknowledged acts in our history, whose echoes can still be heard today.”

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