Mississippi Today higher education reporter Molly Minta joined MSNBC’s Last Word show on Feb. 4 to discuss her recent article featuring Mississippi’s only critical race theory course.

READ THE STORY: Inside Mississippi’s only class on critical race theory

As Mississippi Republican lawmakers push to ban critical race theory from being taught in the classroom, Minta featured Brittany Murphree, a Republican student who wrote a letter to lawmakers arguing that they had it wrong about the class.

Minta, a Florida native, covers higher education for Mississippi Today. She works in partnership with Open Campus, a nonprofit news organization focused on higher education. Prior to joining Mississippi Today, Molly worked for The Nation, The Appeal, and Mother Jones.

WATCH: Minta’s full interview with MSNBC


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