Mary Delorse Coleman, Associate Dean of the College of Liberal Arts and professor of political science at Jackson State University.


For Professor Mary Delorse Coleman, the question of exits from poverty is one of the most crucial public policy issues for this country and many others. Public policies which hinder the ability of individuals to ‘exit poverty' are nothing short of a "public insult," whether their motivation is indifference, ignorance or hostility. In this conversation she draws compelling connections between the poor in Easter Europe, Southern Africa and Sunflower County Mississippi.