Mississippians Outraged Over Rep. Alday’s Comments
Alday is quoted in the Clarion Ledger discussing education funding in Mississippi. He says he believes funding public schools, similar to the welfare system, is not effective. He also says, “I come from a town where all the blacks are getting food stamps and what I call ‘welfare crazy checks.’ They don’t work.” While Alday says he was misunderstood, may others think he message came across loud and clear.
James Crowell, President of the Biloxi N.A.A.C.P., says, “It kind of lets us know that things haven’t changed, that you still have people living in the times when they felt segregation was the best thing to happen to Mississippi, and it’s really not good for Mississippi as a whole. We keep talking about we’re progressing, but yet we have people making comments like Representative Alday.”