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Sat Nov 10, 2012, 12:06 PM

Hundreds come out at Ole Miss for candlelit walk against riots

About 700 people participated in a candlelight walk calling for civility and mutual respect at dusk Wednesday night at the University of Mississippi, a campus with a tense racial history. On election night, that racial tension re-emerged when social media sparked a protest among students on the Ole Miss campus.

Read more here: http://www.sunherald.com/2012/11/07/4290185/candles-light-path-of-ole-miss.html#storylink=cpy


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Reply Hundreds come out at Ole Miss for candlelit walk against riots (Original post)
ashtonelijah Nov 2012 OP
freshwest Nov 2012 #1
EmeraldCityGrl Nov 2012 #2
randr Nov 2012 #3
demhottie Nov 2012 #7
Indpndnt Nov 2012 #4
mcar Nov 2012 #5
demhottie Nov 2012 #6
WorseBeforeBetter Nov 2012 #8
demhottie Nov 2012 #9
ashtonelijah Nov 2012 #10
Cha Nov 2012 #11

Response to ashtonelijah (Original post)

Sat Nov 10, 2012, 03:34 PM

1. Encouraging picture. Probably more of them than the hooligans on election night. Thanks for posting.

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Response to ashtonelijah (Original post)

Sat Nov 10, 2012, 03:57 PM

2. This has received worldwide attention.

Let the light shine on racism everywhere.

I congratulate the 700 students out of a population of 15,000 for gathering.

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Response to ashtonelijah (Original post)

Sat Nov 10, 2012, 04:43 PM

3. When they expel the rioters it will be real

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Response to randr (Reply #3)

Sat Nov 10, 2012, 09:42 PM

7. EXACTLY



otherwise, it's just a photo op so they don't go down in rankings because people are afraid to apply

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Response to ashtonelijah (Original post)

Sat Nov 10, 2012, 05:38 PM

4. Good for them!

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Response to ashtonelijah (Original post)

Sat Nov 10, 2012, 05:49 PM

5. Good for them

Nice to know the idiots don't get the last word.

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Response to ashtonelijah (Original post)

Sat Nov 10, 2012, 09:41 PM

6. Yeah right- they would prefer to be burning crosses rather than candles



no way would I ever join the "vigil" as a black student- I would probably never be seen again

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Response to demhottie (Reply #6)

Sat Nov 10, 2012, 10:13 PM

8. I'm pretty sure that the young woman, left row,

third back was heard from again.

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Response to WorseBeforeBetter (Reply #8)

Sun Nov 11, 2012, 12:07 AM

9. Ok- I will say it in a more serious way



As an African American, I would feel fundamentally unsafe on that campus. The violent rioting and shouting of racial epithets would cause me to mistrust my fellow students who had rioted and also cause me heightened apprehension about my personal safety.

Those feelings would not go away after a candlelight vigil photo OP.

By the way, thank you for feeling like you need to validate my concerns. Must be nice.

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Response to ashtonelijah (Original post)

Sun Nov 11, 2012, 02:28 AM

10. For context, here's how Ole Miss responded to the KKK in 2010

The KKK showed up on the campus in 2010 and the Ole Miss student body gave em hell. Notice the little white girl who starts a "GO TO HELL KKK" chant.




I've gone to Ole Miss games for years. Last year, I stayed with a black law student I'm friends with up there during game weekend. The good outweighs the bad. Sadly, any time the word Mississippi is attached to anything, the moment some idiots take some stupid actions, everyone notices.

Blah. It's so hard to be a progressive down here. Especially when your fellow progressives are looking down on you and the locals aren't helping.

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Response to ashtonelijah (Original post)

Sun Nov 11, 2012, 05:19 AM

11. That's Good! Bless their hearts.. an antidote to Hate.

Thanks ashtonelijah!

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