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Petitioning MAIS Executive Director David Derrick and 7 others

Tell Wilson Sporting Goods: Stop Sponsoring Racist, Anti-Gay Schools

Two private Mississippi schools, Calhoun Academy in Calhoun City, Miss., and Carroll Academy in Carrollton, Miss., receive thousands of dollars in funding from the white supremacist group Council of Conservative Citizens.

The CCC, a hate-spewing, homophobic group that denounces "race mixing," non-Europeans in America, immigrants and gay students, holds barbecues and fundraisers for the schools, which have a virtually all-white student body.

Both of these schools are accredited members of the Mississippi Association of Independent Schools (MAIS), which includes dozens of private academies in Mississippi, Louisiana and Arkansas. Among MAIS's sponsors are Wilson Sporting Goods, Russell Athletic, Mississippi Farm Bureau Insurance and Mutual of Omaha.

By allowing the CCC, which has such horrid racist and anti-gay views, to raise huge funds for these schools, the MAIS is only allowing racism and homophobia to manifest itself across the state in private schools. Tell the MAIS not to accredit schools that fund their classes with white supremacist dollars, and tell the sponsors of MAIS to withdraw financial support from schools supported by hate groups. 

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This petition was delivered to:
  • MAIS Executive Director
    David Derrick
  • Bookkeeper / Administrative Asst. to Exec. Dir.
    Renee Hammarstrom
  • Associate Director of Activities / Technology
    David Drake
  • MAIS Director of Activities
    Les Triplett
  • Communications Manager, Amer Sports
    Maarit Mikkonen
  • Communications, Russell Brands, LLC
    Communications Staff, Russell Brands, LLC (Parent Company of Russell Athletics)
  • Communications, Mississippi Farm Bureau Insurance
    Mississippi Farm Bureau Insurance
  • Mutual of Omaha Insurance
    Newsroom, Mutual of Omaha

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