Skip to comments.Univ. of Mississippi seeks to question students about noose on statue
Posted on 02/22/2014 2:30:49 AM PST by Oliviaforever
JACKSON, Mississippi (Reuters) - The University of Mississippi wants to question three white male students who may have been involved in draping a noose and a Confederate flag over a statue of James Meredith, the African-American student who braved segregationist mobs to integrate the school in 1962, campus police said on Friday.
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They should have played the knockout game. Apparently that’s legal.
There could still be much more to this story and we have no idea as to the motivations of the accused.
It could be that they happen to be liberal white students who are sympathetic to the agenda pushed by the Black Student Alliance or some similar group and wanted to prove themselves to the cause.
It will likely prove to have been done by a black liberal, just as every other one of these have been done before.
They’ve already been found guilty, without a trial.
Ole Miss frat suspended, noose suspects kicked out
February 21, 2014 at 10:42 PM
OXFORD, Miss. — A fraternity chapter at the University of Mississippi was indefinitely suspended Friday by its national organization and three of its freshman members were kicked out because of their suspected involvement in hanging a noose on a statue of James Meredith, the first black student to enroll in the then all-white college.
In a statement, Sigma Phi Epsilon said it suspended the Alpha Chapter at the university and the chapter voted to expel all three men and turn over their identities to investigators.
Yes, it does not pass the smell test. Most likely a hoax.
Making fun of a statue is illegal but physically assaulting someone is a freaken game?
Get a CCW folks, carry a large caliber gun and know how to use it.
Students can then assume the Bravo, Charlie, and Delta chapters are safe?
Nope, no need for a trial or an administrative board - no nuthin' when the seriousness of the charges is steeped in the centuries of guilt harbored by whites for slavery.
You’re probably right. I think I heard that Meredith is a conservative republican.
There have been quite a few arrests in knockout game incidents.
Apparently it is not legal.
You don’t need a trial to be thrown out of school or from a job.
And what is so ironic about this story is that the University of Mississippi in Jackson is one of America’s historic Black colleges. There are about 15 of them, and they are all in the South.
I think you may be confusing Jackson State with the University of Mississippi (Ole Miss) which is located in Oxford,Mississippi.
Well, maybe not...
The hemp noose is a stronger symbol to Blacks who have kept it alive in their imaginations than to Whites who have no modern reference for it. When I see a noose has been left or drawn somewhere I think it far more likely that a Black person put it there.
If the statue were of Ronald Reagan this would be a highly praised demonstration of First Amendment rights and the perpetrators would receive scholarships.
One more comment: I’m so thankful I went to college over 40 years ago when people still had a sense of humor and no one would “rat you out” if you did something stupid. This was still a free country back then.
Why aren't they questioning any "Students of Color"?
There is a 97.353% probability that you are correct.
It used to be in Oxford but whatever that is located in Oxford is no longer Ole Miss. Ole Miss died.
Please peddle your liberal crap somewhere else. You have been an FR troll for years....
Ole’ Miss died when they sold their heritage for a black athlete.
It’s pretty bad when your very first chapter gets the charter pulled.
Sigma Phi Epsilon's first chapter was at the University of Richmond. The first chapter in each state is designated as that state's Alpha.
Recent history appears to teach us that most of the incidents of racist graffiti written, painted, or carved into cars, civil rights headquarters, and alleged civil rights victims are actually the actions of those crying 'foul.'
In this case, however, my money is on the three freshman SigEps as the perpetrators. Ole Miss fraternities have a reputation as being less racially tolerant than the student body at large. In 2012 the student body at Ole Miss, a campus noted for having some of the most beautiful coeds of any campus, selected an obese black girl, Courtney Pearson, as Homecoming Queen as a joke.
The prank was probably pulled by a leftist, most likely a black one, who considers Meredith an Uncle Tom and a race traitor for having served on the staff of Senator Jesse Helms (R-NC)
Stupid people say stupid things.
Someone said people are not being arrested for the knockout game. I pointed out that that was entirely factually inaccurate.
I believe in conservative government and policies. Some people here confuse conservative values with being racist. A racist or ignorant conservative is no different than a similar thinking liberal.
There are holes all over the political spectrum. You appear to be a prime example.
I want small govt, fiscal responsibility and I am anti-abortion. That is my view of being a conservative. Perhaps you believe racism is a conservative value.
Go f yourself.
No one here said anything supporting racism.
While the media goes on full alert because a noose, 4 blacks murdered 3 whites in Detroit. They stabbed them, and then set the house the whites were in on fire to cover it up. At least one of the whites lived through the stabbing, and fire, only to die later.
You’ll never hear about this in the national media, they are too busy hyperventilating about a noose on a statue in Mississippi.
Can anyone guess what the media coverage would be if 4 whites did this to 3 blacks?
Three more white lives go down the memory hole.
Funny. You call me an Internet troll and then display the prime example of being one by acting like a tough guy anonymously.
Someone brought up the knockout game, a clear reference to blacks attacking whites, in a thread where it was irrelevant. But you don’t get it. Not a big surprise considering your other pearls of wisdom.
You are a liberal’s caricature of a conservative.
Unless, the three freshmen boys were somehow conspiring with the radical black students, I do not see how the Sigma Phi Epsilon’ boys would have any other motivation for putting a noose on a statue.
All one has to do is review you posting history to see that you have been a liberal here for years.
Ole Miss has a racist history, beyond that of the University of Alabama.
Ole Miss has also been the target of The Usual Suspects, its alumni and students constantly reminded of its past and present. The administration changed the university mascot, tried to ban the small Confederate flags at football games (the wooden sticks from which the flags were flown were "dangerous"), and prohibited the band from playing To Dixie With Love at games or at The Grove.
It's no secret that Ole Miss alumni and students play a game of push-back against the administration and The Usual Suspects.
Placing a Confederate flag and a noose at the statue of James Meredith (a statue that Meredith is trying to get removed) would be emblematic of that push-back.
That said, the last time I remember nooses being a part of an Ole Miss kerfuffle, it involved images of nooses posted in Kincannon Residence Hall, in the elevators and on the doors of two students. Three black students confessed to posting the images and writing racial slurs.
The three students that confessed have yet to be charged because the DA cannot find any law that they broke as of yet. They didn’t deface the statue as no damage was done.
To someone like you I am a liberal because I hate racism.
You embrace racism and believe that makes you a good conservative.
I am against conservatives that hurt the cause by being idiots.
Not very white of 'em
(just for the record, i don't believe a word of this whole 'event')
Reecently reported similar events have proven to be self inflicted. Betting FBI may find same in this case.
Please find one quote where I have said anything racist?
You did not say something racist in this thread. What you did do was personally attacking me for my comments about racism in this thread.
You clearly are more offended by my posting than racist posts here. So let’s get specific. Did you see anything racist in this thread? If so, why no problem with it?
If not, you are either blind to it or choose to ignore it for whatever personal reasons. Either case, to me is condoning racism.
There are some racists at FR. Clearly they are a small minority, but they exist. It bothers me and hurts the conservative cause. I guess it does not bother you.
The folks you called racist were only expressing disbelief at accusations, which is not racist in the least. Come on man. How many times do we see this crap only to find out later that it was a minority or a homo who performed the “racist” act. Even if this was done by a drunk frat guy, their doubt was firmly grounded in reality.
I cannot argue that that sometimes happen, and perhaps I should not regard those statements as racist. However, I have been conditioned by some racists who do post here at FR. Every group has them, so it is not shocking or unusual.
What I find troublesome is when there are racist comments, they are almost never called on it by other posters.