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October 1, 2012

The fires of revulsion spread wildly and untamed in Mississippi and on The University of Mississippi’s campus on Sept. 30, 1962, injuring several people and resulting in the death of two men.

The fires of revulsion spread wildly and untamed in Mississippi and on The University of Mississippi’s campus on Sept. 30, 1962, injuring several people and resulting in the death of two men.
 
It was on this day that 29-year-old James Meredith made history by becoming the first black student admitted to Ole Miss.
 
However, his arrival in Oxford and admittance into the university provoked a riot that resulted in chaos across the campus.
 

September 27, 2012

A half century ago, James Meredith drew the world’s attention to The University of Mississippi when he became the first black man to walk onto campus as a member of the student body. After battling the administration, state legislature and even Governor Ross Barnett himself, Meredith was finally allowed to transfer from Jackson State College – after the intervention of Attorney General Robert F. Kennedy, the U.S. Marshals and thousands of members of the Mississippi National Guard.

May 1, 2012

 

During John F. Kennedy’s presidential campaign in the 1960s, Kennedy found himself under a great deal of scrutiny because of his Roman Catholic background.  Many Republicans attacked Kennedy by saying that if he became president, he would be too heavily influenced by the papacy.  Many feared that this influence would affect the way he would lead the country and would jeopardize America’s longstanding freedom of religion.  

March 26, 2012

My first-ever DM appearance took place in spring 2010 in the form of a letter to the editor, a full year before I would be hired on as an opinion columnist.

 

My first-ever DM appearance took place in spring 2010 in the form of a letter to the editor, a full year before I would be hired on as an opinion columnist.

My topic? The separation of church and state.

I felt it was an important topic then, and I believe that it is an even more important topic now. With the November presidential elections fast approaching, it should come as no surprise that this perennial point of debate resurfaced last month when Republican candidate Rick Santorum appeared on ABC’s “This Week.”

March 26, 2012

My first-ever DM appearance took place in spring 2010 in the form of a letter to the editor, a full year before I would be hired on as an opinion columnist.

 

My first-ever DM appearance took place in spring 2010 in the form of a letter to the editor, a full year before I would be hired on as an opinion columnist.

My topic? The separation of church and state.

I felt it was an important topic then, and I believe that it is an even more important topic now. With the November presidential elections fast approaching, it should come as no surprise that this perennial point of debate resurfaced last month when Republican candidate Rick Santorum appeared on ABC’s “This Week.”

February 23, 2012

The term “affirmative action” was first used in 1961 by President John F. Kennedy. It refers to efforts, both state and national, to achieve diversity through desegregation in education, hiring practices and other admissions practices.

 

The term “affirmative action” was first used in 1961 by President John F. Kennedy. It refers to efforts, both state and national, to achieve diversity through desegregation in education, hiring practices and other admissions practices.

While the purpose of affirmative action is to promote equal opportunity, it also aims to compensate for the history of racial issues our country has faced. 

March 8, 2011

I’ll begin this column with a simple question: Are you a feminist?

I’ll begin this column with a simple question: Are you a feminist?

This is where most of you answer with a resounding no, a negligible amount say yes and the rest decline to answer.

Whatever the reason may be, it is difficult to deny the fact that the term holds a negative connotation in our society, one with which many of us would rather not associate ourselves.