Seceding from the Union can be catastrophic for Mississippi. Mississippi is already one of the poorest states; one of the top depressing states; the unhealthiest state; and perhaps the most racial state. Mississippi, nor the majority of its residents, can afford to secede from the Union. Seceding would mean Mississippi would become its own country and would have to sustain itself, which could be problematic without funds and assistance from the federal government. The Residents, the minorities, will not have any protection from the antics of those who want to be in power. Civil rights wouldn't matter for a state that has seceded from the Union because the Constitution and Declaration of Independence would be voided.