This page features Mississippians writing essays about race. These pieces will be opinionated, raw and at times jarring, and we hope they will inspire crucial conversations. We will publish writers of various backgrounds and political viewpoints, though we will never publish hatred or inaccuracy. They may make you uncomfortable, and you may disagree with much of what we publish. That’s OK. It is a space for readers to think with us, and we want you to talk with us and with each other.