Louwanda Evans, Benjamin Soulsberry, Jessie Daniels

Jessie Daniels’ ‘Nice White Ladies’ Sparks Discussion about Race, Privilege in Jackson

In her 2021 book, “Nice White Ladies: The Truth about White Supremacy, Our Role in It, and How We Can Help Dismantle It,” Jessie Daniels, a sociology professor at Hunter College, City University of New York demythologizes her family’s own fabrication of whiteness and what it means to be considered—at least in appearance—a “nice, white lady.”

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Becoming Jes Simmons: From Gender Dysphoria to Authenticity

Jes Simmons’ relationship with her transness growing up in Natchez was not only indescribable to her personally, but also to the rest of her world. Christine Jorgensen, the United States’ first widely known openly trans person, had only recently come into the public eye in 1952, and the words transgender and gender dysphoria were hardly the mots du jour they are now. 

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