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Wednesday, November 7, 2012

When Obama Won, the South Shook Itself Awake, Tried to Rise Again, and Embarrassed the Hell Out of Itself

Posted by on Wed, Nov 7, 2012 at 11:59 AM

Gawker says a bunch of students from University of Mississippi got together to riot when President Obama won reelection:

Local media reports that "hundreds of Ole Miss students exchanged racial epithets and violent, politicized chants" across campus. As many as 400 students are said to have participated. There are also reports that several students were arrested during the protest, though none have been officially charged. There were mixed reports about whether or not rocks were thrown as well.

Ole Miss has apologized.

 

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gttim 18
The best thing about Alabama is that it keeps Mississippi from actually touching Georgia!
Posted by gttim on November 8, 2012 at 5:59 AM · Report this
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New tourism slogan: Alabama, at least we're not as bad as Mississippi!
Posted by Stentor on November 8, 2012 at 4:56 AM · Report this
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We should have let them leave the Union when we had the chance!
Posted by fotoeve on November 7, 2012 at 10:38 PM · Report this
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It was actually about thirty drunken frat boys and about a hundred or so underclassmen who showed up to see what the hell was going on. The very next night (earlier this evening), I'm told over 1000 people showed up for a candlelight vigil protesting against racism. Please do not judge Mississippi by what its most retrograde elements have to say while hopped up on Jim Beam and false courage.
Posted by Citizen Alan on November 7, 2012 at 9:48 PM · Report this
biffp 14
@11, trump already did.
Posted by biffp on November 7, 2012 at 6:52 PM · Report this
TLjr 13
Way to butt-chug it, Ole Miss...
Posted by TLjr on November 7, 2012 at 4:59 PM · Report this
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Maybe it was actually a historical reenactment...
Posted by J.R. on November 7, 2012 at 4:09 PM · Report this
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So White people can riot too, huh? Tell it to Fox News.
Posted by Patricia Kayden on November 7, 2012 at 2:09 PM · Report this
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The past isn't dead, it's passed out in a frathouse basement, choking to death on its own vomit.
Posted by Joe Glibmoron on November 7, 2012 at 1:59 PM · Report this
biffp 9
@1, good point.

@7, war has been seen by that party as way to advance its own interests since independence. Slavery was a justification for attacking the south and a way to keep the British from intervening in the war.
Posted by biffp on November 7, 2012 at 1:13 PM · Report this
leek 8
For anyone who doesn't detest folk music, the Chad Mitchell Trio song "Alma Mater (About Ole Miss)" is always worth a listen... and is apparently still relevant.

http://www.artistdirect.com/nad/window/m…
Posted by leek on November 7, 2012 at 12:40 PM · Report this
Banna 7
The party of Lincoln!
Posted by Banna http://www.ucp.org on November 7, 2012 at 12:36 PM · Report this
keshmeshi 6
Don't apologize. Find those students and expel them.
Posted by keshmeshi on November 7, 2012 at 12:35 PM · Report this
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Mississippi: Making Louisiana look enlightened for generations.
Posted by Sheryl on November 7, 2012 at 12:30 PM · Report this
ScrawnyKayaker 4
...by shitting itself in a drunken haze, then passing out in a fraternity hallway.
Posted by ScrawnyKayaker on November 7, 2012 at 12:16 PM · Report this
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@2 - it'd be a full blooded cherokee as president would seal the deal in my opinion
Posted by apres_moi on November 7, 2012 at 12:12 PM · Report this
Original Andrew 2
Here's hoping that those Real AmeriKKKans have racism-rage induced aneurysms, and then we elect a Latina lesbian in 2016 to finish them off.
Posted by Original Andrew on November 7, 2012 at 12:08 PM · Report this
Sweeney Agonistes 1
Ole Miss grad student here. The William Winter Institute for Racial Reconciliation on campus is sponsoring a We Are One Mississippi walk tonight at six local time: https://www.facebook.com/events/20189719…

Fratty assholes don't speak for all of us. They're just the ones who get the press.
Posted by Sweeney Agonistes on November 7, 2012 at 12:06 PM · Report this

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