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Here we go again. Stay classy, Mississippi

5:03 pm - 11/07/2012
Around midnight on election night, news spread on Twitter that a group of University of Mississippi students were protesting President Obama's reelection. The crowd quickly grew from a few dozen to as many as several hundred, and the rhetoric took an ugly turn as some people shouted racial slurs.

The Daily Mississippian student newspaper reported that hundreds of students “exchanged racial epithets and violent, politicized chants.” And a photo posted on Twitter shows a campaign sign being set on fire:

Two people were arrested, one for public intoxication and one for failure to comply with police orders. There were no reported injuries or damaged property. But the southern university’s racial climate again came under scrutiny.

Chancellor Daniel W. Jones released a statement on Wednesday saying the matter was under investigation but that the reports of “uncivil language and shouted racial epithets” appear to be true. Jones condemned such behavior.

“As we have acknowledged throughout this year of recognizing fifty years of racial integration at our university, despite evidence of progress, we still live in an imperfect world,” he wrote in an e-mail to the campus community. “All of us in the university community must recommit ourselves to condemn hate and to continue our work to assure our university is a safe and welcoming place for every individual every day.”

Ole Miss has been working to distance itself from its tumultuous past, even if that means ending traditions some alumni and others want to continue. In 2003, the school ditched its longtime mascot, Colonel Reb, a plantation-owning Southern gentleman. And the school band no longer plays “Dixie” and “From Dixie with Love.”

The university’s William Winter Institute for Racial Reconciliation is organizing a “We are One Mississippi Candlelight Walk” that is set to begin at 6 p.m. A Facebook invitation for the event reads: “This walk is simply the beginning of how we will respond to this incident.”

Source: Washington Post

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chaya 8th-Nov-2012 12:23 am (UTC)
You need to add tags.
sunoftheskye And then, you know, there's this:8th-Nov-2012 12:31 am (UTC)

yamamanama Re: And then, you know, there's this:8th-Nov-2012 12:42 am (UTC)
Coinensadence? What the fuck is a coinensadence?
eames 8th-Nov-2012 12:34 am (UTC)
The racism on Twitter was just horrific, after the win was announced. The amount of people saying they were afraid for the future for their unborn children, and in the same Tweet using 'n-gger', 'c-on', and saying 'bring black slavery', it was like- yeah. I'm frightened for your fucking kids, too, you racist fucks. Sometimes I cannot believe we're not still in the 1950's.
sfrlz 8th-Nov-2012 04:02 am (UTC)
yeah omg ~family values~ right here
skellington1 8th-Nov-2012 02:13 am (UTC)
Yeah, y'know, the idea of the best-person-for-the-job-no-matter-what is lovely in the ideal world and all, but I'm starting to agree with you that just being out of power for awhile would be damn good for us. THE WORLD IS NOT GOING TO END.
sihaya09 8th-Nov-2012 12:49 am (UTC)
Stay classy, assholes.
sunktheglow 8th-Nov-2012 12:51 am (UTC)
I cannot believe we're still dealing with this shit in 2012. I can't believe that parents that raise children like some of the people in those tweets aren't arrested for child abuse. I can't believe it's not a crime to be so vocal with hatred like that. People make me so sick sometimes.
poetic_pixie_13 8th-Nov-2012 01:07 am (UTC)
zinnia_rose 8th-Nov-2012 02:52 am (UTC)
kaelstra 8th-Nov-2012 01:18 am (UTC)
I am really sad we have so much racism and hate still in the world today.
aerdran 8th-Nov-2012 01:21 am (UTC)
This honestly scares me. After the first time Obama won, black members of my extended family who live in poor areas were targeted by haters who were pissed that a black man got into office. Most of it was minor, although one guy got hit in the head by a bottle someone threw out of a car window, accompanied by a racial slur. Starting last month, there were indications in the same areas that the same kinds of people, hell, probably the same people, were lurking about, vandalizing signs for Obama and hanging out outside schools and just watching the kids as they got out of school.

It's nerve wracking and scary. Very happy Obama got re-elected. So scared that something worse is going to happen this time.
fishphile 8th-Nov-2012 01:26 am (UTC)
It scares me a little too. There is a resurgence of the KKK where I live and I'm sure they're very pissed right now.
shadowwolf1321 8th-Nov-2012 01:26 am (UTC)
I am really worried and scared that something bad could happen this time....

window_girl 8th-Nov-2012 01:37 am (UTC)
Me too. I mean, all these racist assholes getting together is dangerous...
nicosian 8th-Nov-2012 01:39 am (UTC)
And we shall know them by their ignorance.

Sucks to be them when they can still not spell "coincidence" after years of schooling and college and spellcheckers? well, that HAS to sting a bit, watching the world go by and realizing their future isn't ever going to be so rosy.

That a black man is president? Why is this a shocker? I hope these ignorant tweeters words come back at every possible opportunity to bite them on their ass.
koshkabegemot 8th-Nov-2012 04:21 am (UTC)
That a black man is president? Why is this a shocker?

Because they're white people who are scared of black people who are totes going to take away their privilege or some stupid bullshit. Because oh noes we can't have minorities in power because they might actually try to put themselves up there on the same pedestal with white people & white people are skurred. ):
ladypolitik 8th-Nov-2012 01:49 am (UTC)
Please, show your asses some more.
It's not like the internet remembers this shit.

Happy job hunting.
zemi_chan 8th-Nov-2012 01:59 am (UTC)
ragnor144 8th-Nov-2012 02:00 am (UTC)
Slightly good news: 4 years ago my hometown made national headlines when our resident known Klansman dressed up in his robes to protest the election of Obama on our busiest street. He was not heard from today.
harumi 8th-Nov-2012 02:17 am (UTC)
I'm thinking about doing horrible things to all those racist fuckers right now. It's not a good feeling. Trying not to ~sink to their level~ but really, they deserve several punches in the face. And so many trying to justify the racism by saying they're not racist.

You used one of the worst racist slurs in the English language, you can live with being labeled forever a fucking RACIST ASSHOLE.
kalikahuntress 8th-Nov-2012 04:27 am (UTC)
Just think about how poor their job/post-secondary educations prospects are going to be with this on the net. Or if someone wants to get back at them, they could use this against them. It's pathetic.
I do understand the urge to punch these assholes.
skellington1 8th-Nov-2012 02:20 am (UTC)
Y'know, four years ago I (being sheltered on account of being white) would have honestly said I didn't expect overt racism on account of the presidential election (I wasn't quite so sheltered I'd have said I didn't expect any).

And then, well... ontd_p knows the rest. The tweets above are just more vileness in one concentrated time than usual, is all.

So the big question is... are we regressing, or is a willingness to be public about one's hate and idiocy a sign that these people are making their last, frustrated charge against progress? Is it awful that these people can think it's okay to air this crap, or is it good to get the festering wound in the open?

I'd really like to think it's that they're screaming about the inevitable changing of the world and are basically doomed, but it's depressing as fuck.
window_girl 8th-Nov-2012 02:35 am (UTC)
I like to belittle and demean racists and imagine their disgusting shit as the last huge fit of a toddler, that they're going to have to grow up, it's inevitable, but right now they're going to have an ugly, loud screaming cry on the floor at Walmart and embarrass themselves and everyone else and offend tons of people and just make this a bad memory for all involved.

Statistics will show that a large population of the youth is becoming more open-minded, or at least, more democratic or left-leaning.

(I just don't know what statistics to research/reference, though.)
angelofdeath275 8th-Nov-2012 02:25 am (UTC)
i say lynch all of 'em tbh

the sheer amount of black people who have to fear for this lives just because a black was reelected

how anti-black racism is still strong in america for centuries

i got no love for white people

nor do i trust them.
antique_faery 8th-Nov-2012 02:44 am (UTC)
Eaux at Imnotracist being over @antiDARKSKINNED. What a terrible, useless and pathetic individuals they all are. :(

I hit the wrong "reply" button and this was meant for that racist asshole twitter thread. *Sigh*

Edited at 2012-11-08 02:46 am (UTC)
antique_faery 8th-Nov-2012 02:47 am (UTC)
Stay pressed assholes, we beat you!
mirhanda 9th-Nov-2012 12:27 am (UTC)
Is "pressed" a new slang word for "depressed"?
angry_chick 8th-Nov-2012 03:24 am (UTC)
And yet there are so many white people that don't think that they're racist and that they shouldn't have to worry about privilege and shit like that.

And they wonder why people don't trust them.
beoweasel 8th-Nov-2012 03:28 am (UTC)
Oh! But they can't be racist! They have black friends!.
fishnet_hamster Appropriate, yes?8th-Nov-2012 03:30 am (UTC)

...and I mean every word of it.
ultra_obscene84 Re: Appropriate, yes?8th-Nov-2012 05:02 am (UTC)
Nina Simone <3
lantean_breeze 8th-Nov-2012 03:56 am (UTC)
Disgusting. That is all.
pistol_eyes 8th-Nov-2012 04:08 am (UTC)
smh my mom's home state.
homasse 8th-Nov-2012 04:58 am (UTC)
KKKlassy, y'all.

That goes for those tweets, too.
masakochan 8th-Nov-2012 05:17 am (UTC)
I remember there being a tumblr post going last night that was something like: "To everyone who voted Democrat in Conservative areas- stay safe. Because the white Conservatives are angry. Really angry." Or something to that effect.

Edited for spelling.

Edited at 2012-11-08 05:18 am (UTC)
hinoema 8th-Nov-2012 07:24 am (UTC)
If after Bush, someone had posted "To everyone who voted Republican in Liberal areas- stay safe. Because the Liberals are angry. Really angry." FAUX would have had a field day with that.
sunoftheskye 8th-Nov-2012 03:49 pm (UTC)
LMFAO!!!! Omg she's so mad!
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