'60 Minutes' Deion Sanders interview faces scrutiny from Jackson State women's basketball coach over portrayal
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Jackson State Tigers women’s basketball coach Tomekia Reed took issue with how "60 Minutes" portrayed the Mississippi capital city in its interview with Deion Sanders.
Sanders coached the Jackson State football team for three seasons before he left for Colorado at the end of 2022. In the segment, Jackson, Mississippi, and Boulder, Colorado, were contrasted as two separate towns. The feature showed a dilapidated home in Jackson next to the greenery and open spaces in Boulder.
"The distance between Jackson and Boulder is 1,000 miles and immeasurably further culturally," "60 Minutes" correspondent Jon Wertheim said before leading into some of the statistics.
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Jackson State Lady Tigers head coach Tomekia Reed and her team celebrate having their ticket to the NCAA punched after winning the 2022 SWAC Women's Championship game between the Alabama State Hornets and the Jackson State Tigers on March 12, 2022 at Bartow Arena in Birmingham, Alabama. (Michael Wade/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images)
Wertheim said Sanders goes from a city that is 83% Black to a town that’s 1% Black and mentioned that Boulder even as a kite shop and mentioned the notion Sanders had never been fly-fishing.
Reed wrote on X, the platform formerly known as Twitter, that "60 Minutes" did not do the city justice.
"y’all made Jackson, MS look horrible," Reed wrote. "You should be ashamed of yourselves for showing the worst house you can find in America and make it like that describes us. I’m not even sure if that abandoned house you showed is even in Jackson."