Students at Ole Miss Protested Obama’s Reelection

Prompted by notices on social media, more than 400 students gathered in front of the student union on the campus of the University of Mississippi to protest the reelection of President Barack Obama. Police quickly dispersed the crowd but another smaller group reassembled near a residence hall. An Obama campaign poster was burned at the rally and students reportedly shouted racial slurs. Two arrested were made on disorderly conduct charges.

University of Mississippi Chancellor Dan Jones, in a statement to the university community, said that “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. All of us are ashamed of the few students who have negatively affected the reputations of each of us and of our university.”


Comments (2)

Trackback URL | Comments RSS Feed

  1. Mary Northington says:

    Derrick Bell may be right. Eliminating the scourge of racism in this country becomes impossible when a new generation of racists is constantly being spawned. Ole Miss’s disclaimer has no teeth.

  2. Please say it ain’t so that in 2012 that this could still happen in America

Leave a Reply

Due to incidents of abuse and harassment that have occurred in the past, JBHE will not publish telephone numbers or email addresses of individuals in this space. If you want to contact someone in a particular article, we suggest you contact them directly not in an open forum.