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White Campground Manager Pulls Gun on Black Mississippi Couple Trying to Have a Picnic

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When a black couple in Mississippi decided to spend one day of their holiday weekend having a picnic, they drove to a lake on the outskirts of Starkville, Mississippi, only to be confronted by the manager of a local campground—with a gun.

In a video published to Facebook on Sunday, Jessica Richardson captured her encounter. Richardson captioned the video with “RACISM IS ALIVE AND WELL!!” and explained that she, her husband, and their dog had been at the lake less than five minutes when “a truck pulls up and a white lady screams at us.”

“This lady just literally pulled a gun because we’re out here and didn’t have reservations for a lake we didn’t even know we........

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