Mississippi governor disdains Jackson
Mississippi Governor Tate Reeves has gotten a lot of blowbacks by saying it’s better to be in Hattiesburg instead of Jackson, the state capitol, where a majority Black population live and doesn’t have clean water. “I’ve got to tell you it is great day to be in Hattiesburg. It’s also, as always, a great day to not be Jackson,” Reeves said. Reeves ‘s comments drew a swift backlash online as listeners blasted him for making light of a public emergency that impacts people of color. About 82.5 percent of 160,000 of the Jackson’s residents are Black and are forced to boil water. A representative for Reeves could not be reached for comment.