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Before another student or athlete picks Ole Miss

Posted: 11/8/2012 7:34 AM

Before another student or athlete picks Ole Miss 


from AP wire service reports:

A protest at the University of Mississippi against the re-election of President Barack Obama grew into crowd of about 400 people with shouted racial slurs as rumors of a riot spread on social media. Two people were arrested on minor charges.

The university said in a statement Wednesday that the gathering at the student union began late Tuesday night with about 30 to 40 students, but grew within 20 minutes as word spread. Some students chanted political slogans while others used derogatory racial statements and profanity, the statement said.

The incident comes just after the 50th anniversary of violent rioting that greeted the forced integration of Ole Miss with the enrollment of its first black student, James Meredith.

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Posted: 11/8/2012 7:48 AM

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I know there is already a thread on the football forum complete with nutjob sympathizers attempting to deny anything even happened.  Maybe people can respond on a higher level on this forum.

While "Ole Miss" was fighting integration, Miss. St. hoops coach Babe McCarthy was risking everything by sneaking his team out of town in middle of the night to go up north and play integrated teams.  So, if you are a senior in high school and are trying to pick between schools, keep this history in mind...both the history from the 1960's and from this week.

Richard Holmes experienced a peaceful and almost unnoticed enrollment in July, 1965, at previously segregated MSU in contrast to the horrendous events that took place at Ole Miss and (what was renamed) Southern Miss.

If you are not familiar with the name Clyde Kennard but are familiar the the name Haley Barbour...read on...
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Clyde_Kennard
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Posted: 11/8/2012 10:54 PM

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"Before another student or athlete picks Ole Miss"

who cares... if there is immediate playing time and you like the coach then go to Ole Miss.  Dont let 40 knuckleheads scare you off.
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Posted: 11/9/2012 1:01 PM

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Thanks hoyal.   Next time I'm applying to college I'll remember that Ole Miss has a bunch of evil white racists.   I'll also keep in mind that most white people in general are evil racists, and government control over the economy, including redistribution of income, are the only way to overcome this problem.
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Posted: 11/9/2012 4:40 PM

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fldore wrote: "Before another student or athlete picks Ole Miss"

who cares... if there is immediate playing time and you like the coach then go to Ole Miss.  Dont let 40 knuckleheads scare you off.
Your reading and comprehension skills seems to be clouded by the tears of the recent defeat.

This was directed at any/all future students...not just jocks.  Take a look at the thread title.

All I did was give them some accurate and historic food for thought without telling them what they needed to do.  You on the other hand in your rage to carry the mantle of "angry conservative white guy" (i.e. - sore loser) attempt to tell them what they need to do per your directive.  You have no standing to tell them what to do.  Eventually you will get over the defeat you and yours just suffered and end the sour grapes and sympathy for all that is conservative and/or racist.
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Posted: 11/9/2012 4:54 PM

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bhoyal wrote: 
Your reading and comprehension skills seems to be clouded by the tears of the recent defeat.

This was directed at any/all future students...not just jocks.  Take a look at the thread title.

All I did was give them some accurate and historic food for thought without telling them what they needed to do.  You on the other hand in your rage to carry the mantle of "angry conservative white guy" (i.e. - sore loser) attempt to tell them what they need to do per your directive.  You have no standing to tell them what to do.  Eventually you will get over the defeat you and yours just suffered and end the sour grapes and sympathy for all that is conservative and/or racist.
blah blah, personal attacks are for those with no argument.  What if James Meredith cowered in fear and never went to Ole Miss?  Running and hiding doesnt help anything.  If anything more black people should try to go and change the culture.  But then again, you'll find racists everywhere.
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Posted: 11/9/2012 5:00 PM

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fldore wrote: "Before another student or athlete picks Ole Miss"

who cares... if there is immediate playing time and you like the coach then go to Ole Miss.  Dont let 40 knuckleheads scare you off.

Actually, I feel sorry for the losers.  This will help them better cope.

There 5 stages of grief. Learn what to expect after a loss.


1) DENIAL -  "there is NO WAY it turned out this way"

2) ANGER -  "white southern xtians are the most discriminated group in the history of America are we're not going to take it sitting down any more!"

3) BARGAINING - "Florida hasn't finished counting yet - don't concede!! Don't do it!!"

4) DEPRESSION - overwhelming feelings of hopelessness, frustration, bitterness, self pity, mourning loss of person as well as the hopes, dreams and plans for the future. Feeling lack of control, feeling numb. Perhaps feeling suicidal.

5) Acceptance-there is a difference between resignation and acceptance. You have to accept the loss, not just try to bear it quietly.  Get help. You will survive. You will heal, even if you cannot believe that now, just know that it is true. To feel pain after loss is normal.

biggrin I hope this helps! biggrin

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Posted: 11/9/2012 5:48 PM

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bhoyal wrote:...While "Ole Miss" was fighting integration, Miss. St. hoops coach Babe McCarthy was risking everything by sneaking his team out of town in middle of the night to go up north and play integrated teams.  So, if you are a senior in high school and are trying to pick between schools, keep this history in mind...both the history from the 1960's and from this week...Richard Holmes experienced a peaceful and almost unnoticed enrollment in July, 1965, at previously segregated MSU in contrast to the horrendous events that took place at Ole Miss and (what was renamed) Southern Miss...

I have a bone to pick with this whitewashing of MSU vis-a-vis Ole Miss. I don't doubt that the integration of MSU went more smoothly than the integration of Ole Miss, but I chalk that up entirely to the rather random fact that Ole Miss went first, while MSU students and alums got to watch how little good armed & violent resistance did.

I'll tell you what I remember from those years about racial attitudes in Starkville. It was not McCarthy's sneaking his MSU ballclub out of state under cover of night, it was the first time that VU's Perry Wallace took the court at Starkville to play MSU. Aside from the racist chants from the student body, a switchblade knife was thrown at Perry & landed sticking into the court by his feet. MSU was not heaven compared to Ole Miss.
They laughed when I said I was going to be a comedian. They're not laughing now. -Bob Monkhouse (1928-2003)
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Posted: 11/9/2012 7:08 PM

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I heard things about the negative reaction at LSU (?) to PW (don't recall hearing it about MSU)...but here we are in 2012 and the gathering of FOUR HUNDRERD (according to CBS News) ....quote:
"A protest at the University of Mississippi against the re-election of President Obama grew into a crowd of about 400 people with shouted racial slurs as rumors of a riot spread on social media."

(This in contrast from the RWNJ gallery that either it was 20 people or that it never actually even happened...that somebody dreamed up the incident)
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