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Mississippi’s GOP Senators Quiet About Reeves’ Racist Fraternity Photos

By Chad Smith on February 15, 2019.

Mississippiā€™s two most powerful leaders in Washington declined to weigh in on reports that the stateā€™s lieutenant governor, Tate Reeves, belonged to a fraternity whose members dressed in blackface and Confederate uniforms.

Sens. Roger Wicker and Cindy Hyde-Smith, both Republicans, have yet to comment on the revelation, which has drawn...

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Tate Reeves’ Alma Mater Acknowledges ‘Mistake’ in Publishing Frat’s Blackface Photos As He Stays Silent

By Chad Smith on February 11, 2019.

Mississippi Lt. Gov. Tate Reevesā€™ alma mater Friday acknowledged the racism of his fraternityā€™s use of blackface and Confederate emblems while he was a member in the 1990s and expressed regret for allowing them to be displayed in the yearbook.

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Mississippi GOP Gubernatorial Front-Runner Tate Reevesā€™ Fraternity Yearbook Page Included Blackface

By Chad Smith on February 8, 2019.

Mississippi Lt. Gov. Tate Reevesā€™ college yearbook showed members of his fraternity in what appeared to be blackface and dressed as Confederate soldiers and referred to him being ā€œat the Robert E. Lee barā€ at a time when the fraternityā€™s racism was a major issue on campus.