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'Every man’s home is their castle': How Ocean Springs' pursuit for growth cost it the trust of its residents

Posted on AllSides October 24th, 2023
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Mississippi is 55% white and 36% Black; Ocean Springs is 79% white and 5% Black. Despite Mississippi’s underfunded and understaffed education system, Ocean Springs has received an “A” grade from the state for 10 years running. Despite being in the poorest state in the nation, Ocean Springs has a poverty rate lower than the country’s. Compared to the state overall, homes in the city are valued roughly one and half times higher. National media has lauded the city in recent years: A 2022 USA Today list ranked it the best...

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