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Author upsets Mississippians with tweet about reading

People have been expressing their displeasure with a comment on social media by author Joyce Carol Oates concerning Mississippians and reading.

Posted: Oct 20, 2017 3:08 PM
Updated: Oct 20, 2017 3:08 PM

(WTVA) - People have been expressing their displeasure with a comment on social media by author Joyce Carol Oates concerning Mississippians and reading.

Oates' tweet Wednesday morning was in response to another post on Twitter showing a banner with William Faulkner's picture hanging in the library at Mississippi State University.

 One of the responses to the tweet came from the Mississippi Humanities Council:

Another came from Russell Moore, a top official with the Southern Baptist Convention who is also a Mississippian:

So far, there has been no response from Oates to the criticism of her tweet.

 

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