MFP Voices

The Kremlin’s ‘Hooligans’ and the War in Ukraine

Dr. Brian LaPierre, history professor at the University of Southern Mississippi, writes about the history of hooliganism in Russia. The term, he writes, has been weaponized to “demonize its domestic and international critics,” including Russian protesters against the war.

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Systemic Racism Built Mississippi. Gov. Reeves Says It Doesn’t Exist.

On the penultimate day of the Confederate Heritage Month, Mississippi Gov. Tate Reeves made a bold declaration: “There is not systemic racism in America.” The announcement, if it were true, could come as a relief to the 38% of Mississippians who are Black. But around 16% of those residents will not have the opportunity to express their gratitude to the governor in the next election because they are systematically disenfranchised due to an 1890 Jim Crow felony voting law.

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