16 Apr Confederate Heritage Month Disgraces Mississippi
Mississippi Center for Justice stands with all people of conscience who condemn the official proclamation signed by Governor Tate Reeves declaring April 2021 as ConfederateHeritage Month. The Confederacy represents the very worst of our nation and our state, and Reeves’ crass romanticization of it is nothing but pandering to the very worst of his political base.
Mississippi’s continued official recognition of Confederate Heritage Month, Confederate Memorial Day, and Robert E. Lee’s birthday cements the notion that removing the Confederate battle emblem from the state flag was nothing but a purely symbolic and ultimately empty gesture.
For too long, our state has paid homage to a movement that overtly champions racist ideals by celebrating slavery and the brutalization and dehumanization of African Americans. Our governor must be held accountable for using his position to promote hatred, bigotry, and oppression.
MCJ will continue its fight to dismantle Mississippi’s culture of injustice.