The Senate candidate from Mississippi, Cindy Hyde-Smith, can’t seem to hide her racist past regardless of any half-baked apologies she might make. After talking publicly about her willingness to attend “public hangings,” and then insisting that it was just a “figure of speech” and that she is not at all racist, new information has come to light to challenge that statement.
Cindy "Public Hanging" Hyde-Smith attended and graduated from a segregation academy set up so white parents could avoid having to send their children to schools with black students. Sent her daughter to a segregation academy, too #MSSen https://t.co/nbrNDWrcLt via @ashtonpittman
— The Daily Edge (@TheDailyEdge) November 24, 2018
Hyde-Smith transferred high schools in 1977 to attend Lawrence County Academy, an all-white school set up to help white parents avoid sending their children to desegregated schools with black students. What’s more, she later sent her own daughter to a similar school.
https://t.co/hLF3sSvPPk Cindy Hyde-Smith not only attended a segregation academy, but sent her daughter to one.
— Amanda Marcotte (@AmandaMarcotte) November 24, 2018
According to the Jackson Free Press:
When I said Cindy Hyde-Smith (R- Trash) smelled like Cracker Trash … I wasn't making it up =>
Mississippi GOP Senator in special election sent her daughter to 'segregation academy' to avoid black students: report https://t.co/LfmcB8nmFL
— Republican Swine (@RepublicanSwine) November 24, 2018
Photos of Hyde-Smith’s cheerleading days have also surfaced and shows the squad posed in front of the school’s mascot, a Confederate soldier holding a Confederate flag.
One former Mississippi Democratic Party chairman named Rickey Cole said that students sent to those schools were well aware of why their parents chose them.
‘When the public schools in Mississippi were ordered desegregated, many thousands of white families cobbled together what they could laughingly call a school to send their children to for no other reason except they didn’t want them to be around n-words or to be treated or behave as equal to black people.’
And in case you might be thinking we shouldn’t punish Cindy Hyde-Smith for a decision her parents made, consider that CHS chose to send her own daughter to a similar segregation academy a generation later. https://t.co/JiMRKBo3Ar
— Adam Cutler (@adcut) November 24, 2018
This new information is just more proof of Hyde-Smith’s racist past. Her opponent, incumbent Mike Espy, is a black man. The special election where the two will square off will be held on Tuesday, November 27.
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