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In a state where discriminatory attitude is a major part of its history, many are calling the new law a modern-day Jim Crow situation. Many celebrities, including Ellen DeGeneres, have spoken out about Mississippi and in particular the law's prejudice vernacular.
The already typically negative perception that many hold of Mississippi's acceptance of minority communities has been tainted even more. Many Oxford businesses have spoken out about their opposition to the law in hopes that the tourist town will not be defeated by the law. The Oxford Chamber of Commerce is also doing what they can to help with the perception of Oxford and overall, Mississippi.