In many ways Mississippi has been one of those places whose ‘sense of place’ has been misunderstood. Not only are outsiders guilty of erroneous perception of Mississippi, but many of her native children are antagonistic toward the state. Their posture is one of defensiveness, not one of pride. In the case of the native, there may be a perception of what is occurring elsewhere without an understanding of the change that is occurring at home. Mississippi is a state with many good things going for it, a place of growth, a place to dignify, not a place to deride.
Sense of Place: Mississippi