The Doctor, on 18 February 2014 - 01:10 PM, said:
I really do agree in some ways. I would prefer it to never make it to the media circuit. However, it would get out to the media. We have a huge journalism school, and a lot of out of state would-be journalists. This kind of thing would be spread with or without the universities involvement. So if they just didn't respond to it and the AP got hold of it, it would look like we are actively trying to cover up the acceptance of racism on campus.
That's just how I see it. It's kind of a damn if you do, damned if you don't kind of situations. This stuff really pisses me off. There is a small contingent of Old South racists at Ole Miss(I'm looking at you KA) and these actions make the rest of us look stupid.
This isn't limited to Ole Miss though. I've lived in Mississippi my entire life, and I know Ole Miss racists, State racists, Delta State racists, Southern Miss racists, and Millsaps racists. I thing these demonstrations are focused at Ole Miss because, like it or not, Ole Miss and Mississippi were the bastion of racists during the civil rights era. I can honestly say, the majority of the campus has great race relations, but loud, stupid, vocal minority will always taint the reputation of the rest of us.
I was a KA at State and I take offense to that.