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A world where this photo exists isn't all bad

Posted: 5:34 PM, Mar 25, 2016
Updated: 2016-03-25 18:38:38-04

Mississippi is not a state with a reputation for racial harmony. Maybe we need to think again. On March 22, a school in Clarksdale posted this image of two napping students on its Facebook Page. 

Beloved, let us love one another, for love is from God, and whoever loves has been born of God and knows God. 1 John 4:7 #pdsclarksdale

Posted by Presbyterian Day School, Clarksdale, MS on  Tuesday, March 22, 2016

The school's Facebook Page has just over 700 "Likes." This post alone has been shared nearly 2,000 times. 

As Facebook users know, trolls and negative comments can often dominate a post--but this one has generated mostly positivity, by a huge margin. See the thread here.

"Love knows no color. From the hearts and mouths of children come truth, peace, love and happiness."  LaTricia Tree Johnson, Facebook 

Clarksdale, Mississippi

  • Location: About 150 miles north of Jackson, the state capital
  • Population: About 18,000 
  • Race: African-Americans number about 79% of the population. Whites number about 19%