Senate candidate: Mississippi begs for ‘government scraps’
JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Responding to a question about black voters, a white U.S. Senate candidate in Mississippi said Friday that the state has been "begging for federal government scraps" for 100 years and is still "dead last."
Republican Chris McDaniel made the comment on MSNBC's "Morning Joe" in a segment from Oxford, Mississippi.
He was responding to professor Eddie S. Glaude Jr., chairman of the African-American Studies Department at Princeton University.
Eddie S. Glaude Jr.’s latest book challenges idea of a post-racial society
Eddie S. Glaude Jr., the William S. Tod Professor of Religion and African American Studies and the chair of the Department of African American Studies at Princeton University, has long been pondering the State of Black America. Whether organizing a small conversation or a large debate, Glaude seeks to engage with everyone from youthful activists to known commentators to carefully dissect ideas that propel Black political expression to another level.