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Content about Racism

November 13, 2012

I was reading a Time magazine article the other day about how racist attitudes are ingrained in people. I’d suggest that it’s an article we all should read here at The University of Mississippi. Why? This article addresses an issue that’s not only a problem on our campus, but an issue that’s a problem nationwide — really worldwide.

March 21, 2012

Today is International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination. Several UN officials spoke today about the dangers of racism and "urged the international community to address grievances before they explode into catastrophic conflict." 

 

August 30, 2011

In the past few weeks, it seems that Mississippi’s dark past has been dredged up once again — a past full of hate and anger, and one that most Mississippians resent.  

Racism will forever be part of this state’s and this nation’s history, and this, in and of itself, is a shame. However, the fact that such an ugly belief still appears more often than we’d like to admit is a complete disgrace.  

August 28, 2011

Electing the first black president, and more recently, nominating the first black Democratic nominee for governor in Mississippi, has the tendency to lead one to believe that we are living in a post-racial society. 

 

Electing the first black president, and more recently, nominating the first black Democratic nominee for governor in Mississippi, has the tendency to lead one to believe that we are living in a post-racial society. 

February 9, 2011

Racial issues are always a topic of great controversy at Ole Miss.

Racial issues are always a topic of great controversy at Ole Miss.

Whether you admit it or just avoid the situation in general is up to each individual, but there are definitely still some racial issues that are not addressed on our campus, in the South and across the country.

We all know about the Civil Rights era and what our school went through during those times. James Meredith is one of the most well-known alumni to ever graduate from this University.

February 3, 2011

People’s words can become very flammable. It is the action that ignites the words allowing a flame to spark.

People’s words can become very flammable. It is the action that ignites the words allowing a flame to spark.

In early January, I started to observe the demonstrations in Tunisia on YouTube. I did not understand their language, but the clouds of tear gas, hail of stones and surges of people in the street vividly told the story.

In the past weeks, the world watched the flame in Tunisia become a wildfire spreading throughout the Middle East.

Cairo is the only well known city that is being televised.