Leave it to Mississippi to be a shining example of how far the country hasn’t come.
Via WMCTV reports:
While you were sleeping, protests were happening on the Ole Miss campus in Oxford, Mississippi.
Reports originally came into Action News 5 that “riots” were brewing on the college campus.
According to witnesses, about 300 to 400 students were protesting on the campus.
The demonstration snowballed on social networking sites overnight. Photos were posted all over Twitter, and a video was even uploaded to YouTube.
Photos show huge a huge group of people on the campus, some even lighting Obama-Biden signs on fire, in response to the presidential election results.
We have been told some students were arrested during the riot. According to people on the scene, students were heckling one another and racial slurs were even yelled out in the crowd.
Ole Miss journalism student Margaret Ann Morgan posted to Twitter, “Onlookers say people- black, white, etc- throwing rocks at cars.”
She continued, “Students of all races yelling on rebel drive. Lots of racial slurs.”
Morgan also mentioned she is ashamed at what she saw and heard on her campus following the election.
However, Nicholas Carr claims no rocks were thrown and the majority of the people at the protests were there to see what was going on.
“I was there the whole time. No rocks were thrown. There was 1 sign lit on fire. For about 45 seconds,” Carr said. “Mostly, it was hundreds of college kids who heard the word riot and ran to take pictures and see what it was about. Again, no rocks or missiles thrown.”
What do you think? Was this really overhyped or is the student who claims it didn’t get that crazy just trying to keep his classmates from sounding like junior Klansmen?
Too bad the administration overrode his account.
In addition to confirming that two students were arrested The Sun-Herald released the following statement from University of Mississippi Chancellor Dan Jones about the incident:
“The reports of uncivil language and shouted racial epithets appear to be accurate and are universally condemned by the university, student leaders and the vast majority of students who are more representative of our university creed,” he said.
And don’t think we didn’t read the part about black folks acting up too. SMH. Shame on all y’all. Rodney King would have wanted you all to get along!