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November 15, 2012

To the University Community:

On the heels of the Election Night “riots,” another racist incident has been reported in the news media. A black freshman’s truck was vandalized the day before, with racial slurs keyed into his truck and the tires slashed. In light of these terrible events, I applaud the students, staff, faculty, and alumni who have joined together in the past week to emphasize that this is not acceptable at the University of Mississippi. Unfortunately, much more is needed.

November 15, 2012

Dear Editor,

Enough is ENOUGH!
Due to recent episodes of racial harassment that have occurred on the University of Mississippi campus, the image being portrayed of a campus united is beginning to unravel. These events are very troubling and they reinforce the negative perceptions that many nationally (and in the wake of recent events, internationally) have of the University of Mississippi.

November 15, 2012

Letter to the Editor,

November 15, 2012

An Open Letter to the Student Body,

I am not writing to express any feelings of embarrassment, disappointment, or anger toward the students who shouted racist language and displayed violent behavior after the announcement of our president’s reelection. I am writing to express my concerns regarding the response of the university community to that event.

November 15, 2012

Dear Editor,

Anyone from Mississippi knows how difficult it is to reconcile different aspects of Mississippi’s identity.  Our state is home to brilliant authors and businesspeople, but is mired in poverty.  We are the most hospitable, giving state in the Union, but our state is more recognized for its latent racism.  

November 15, 2012

Dear Editor,

I would like to say that the events of last week with the race riots and racial slurs spoken in response to the re-election of President Barack Obama were a painful reminder of one thing: Racism still exist.  I know, being a native Mississippian, that racism still exist there, but for it to happen at Ole Miss is just downright sickening.

November 15, 2012

Open Letter to Coach Freeze:

When I saw you had spoken about the events on last Tuesday evening on campus, I was hopeful to see our head coach take the opportunity to condemn those actions/thoughts/words.
Unfortunately, you took the opportunity to condemn student media and the misuse of the word “riot.”
Maybe you were worried it would affect football recruiting. Don’t you think saying “hateful and racist speech is NOT acceptable and here’s what I plan to do about it” would speak volumes to potential student athletes?

November 12, 2012

Dear Editor,

November 8, 2012

Dear Editor,

There will be lots to say about the events on campus on election night over the coming days... and years. As the University of Mississippi seemingly proves that it is indeed the backwards and racist place the rest of the nation believes it to be, I am ashamed and disgusted. That this incident should fall on the 50th anniversary of integration and the 1962 riot only makes it worse. This will not soon be forgiven or forgotten. And it’s a crying shame.

November 8, 2012

To the Editors of The Daily Mississippian,

The events on campus during election night were morally reprehensible at a time that should have been, of all things, about moving forward. This is not in reference to the reelected president’s campaign slogan, or favoring one political ideology over the other. The American ideal has always been to strive towards greater things together, as one nation. We disagree, sometimes severely, but we work to achieve a common ground.

November 8, 2012

Dear Editor,

November 8, 2012

Dear Editor,

November 8, 2012

Dear Ole Miss students who protested by shouting racial slurs and burning an Obama/Biden sign on election night,

November 8, 2012

To the rioting racist students of Ole Miss,

November 8, 2012

Dear Editor,

November 8, 2012

Dear student body,

October 30, 2012

 

October 24, 2012

Dear Editor,

Sometimes policy problems can be resolved at a low cost, sometimes installing a stop light could go far in making our lives safer. I’ve seen countless accidents at the intersection between Thacker Heights Drive and Highway 6, near Waller Funeral Home. The intersection is the only access to the city of four major neighborhoods, so heavy traffic enters the ramp into an equally heavily trafficked highway. People are distracted and don’t expect other motorists to stop at the yield sign, and thus rear-end.

October 23, 2012

Integration…..not for us!

October 17, 2012

Dear Editor,

As a Mississippian who cares deeply about education, Trenton Winford’s Oct. 10 column supporting for-profit charter schools troubles me. His reduction of a complex policy matter into a superficial appeal for competition resembles the same unsubstantiated debates that I’ve witnessed on the Senate floor in Jackson.  

October 17, 2012

Dear Editor,

After reading Andrew Dickson’s column on Larry Taunton’s talk at First Baptist Church, I was struck by his inaccuracy and agenda. I was at the presentation by Mr. Taunton but after reading Dickson’s piece, I wondered if we had heard the same sermon.
Andrew’s column was interesting, but I would compare it to an undergrad sitting through half of his first class with a professor and attempting to write a 4000-word review of the entire course. He missed many of the main points, or chose not to mention them.

September 25, 2012

Dear Editor,

I read Adam Blackwell’s article on September 20th, and I feel that his opinion on the smoke free policy had a few flaws.
First, his using the ban on cigarettes in “the workplace, bars or restaurants” was completely irrelevant to the situation. Those are enclosed buildings, and I don’t believe anyone is asking to be allowed to smoke in any buildings on campus.

September 18, 2012

Or maybe you’re not Henry’s friends. Friends would’ve sent Henry home, or at least shut him up, on Saturday night, when he shouted “nigger” off the bridge near the Ford Center at some people below.

An open letter to Henry’s friends:
 
Or maybe you’re not Henry’s friends. Friends would’ve sent Henry home, or at least shut him up, on Saturday night, when he shouted “nigger” off the bridge near the Ford Center at some people below. Instead, you all said, “Henry!” and stifled laughs. Meaning, of course, that if others aren’t around to hear it, such language is OK.
 

September 11, 2012

Mr. Winford,
Before you write an article concerning Obama’s “Lies”, it would be best to make sure that your argument actually makes sense. Your assertion that Obama lied about only raising taxes on millionaires and billionaires is flawed due to the fact that one does not need to make a million dollars every year to qualify