Friday, October 16, 2015

Ole Miss Proves Its Just One of the Liberal Universities as it takes opposing side on Mississippi State Flag

The state of higher education in America is pretty much liberal/progressive. 

In a statement released today after anti-Confederate flag and pro-Confederate flag protesters clash in demonstrations.

“We commend our students for using the democratic process to engage in debate over civic issues.
As a state institution we fly the flags representing our state and nation. However, as a university committed to fostering a welcoming and inclusive campus for all students, we continue to join other leaders in Mississippi to encourage our government to change the state flag.
Over the last few years our community has engaged in an open discussion about  our campus’s physical environment — our building and street names, public art, and landmarks.  We want our campus to reflect who we are in 2015: a vibrant, welcoming, and diverse community that honestly examines our history as we move forward together.  To that end, we are committed to placing landmarks in historical context and to telling more of our story as we add to our campus landscape.   We are thankful for the engagement of faculty, staff and students that guided this process and provided good direction for our community.”
Statement by: Danny N. Blanton Director of Public Relations for The University of Mississippi