I am always astonished that people who have never been in Mississippi seem to think they know everything they need to know about Mississippi.
They think they know it because they have seen 'Mississippi Burning', have read that is hot and everyone picks cotton for a living, or watched a documentary from someone (I could name names but I'll pass) who swooped in from out of town, spent a few days here, then produced a film which, due to the magic of selectively choosing interview partners and selective editing showed their 'true' version of what Mississippi today is like, which is a distortion.
Take a look at this video produced by Mississippians featuring Mississippians filmed in Mississippi and tell me, once you've watched it, if you still see our state in the same way.
Oh, that guy who looks like Dan Aykroyd? It is Dan Aykroyd, who was here shooting a film and has invested in Mississippi.
And incidentally, We Don't Discriminate. If You're Buying, We're Selling.