Ole Miss Frat Suspended After Members Place Noose And Confederate Flag Emblem On James Meredith Statue

The University of Mississippi (“Ole Miss”) chapter of the Sigma Phi Epsilon fraternity has been suspended following an incident in which a noose was placed around the neck of a statue of James Meredith on campus. A Confederate flag emblem was also placed on the statue. Three Sigma Phi Epsilon students stand accused of the incident. Each of them is 19 years-old,  and all three hail from Georgia. They have been expelled from Ole Miss, and university officials are pushing for them to be charged with hate crimes.

Meredith was the university’s first black student at the then-segregated university. His admission was met with riots on campus that had to be quelled by Federal Marshals and members of the National Guard. Two people died during the incident.

33 Comments on "Ole Miss Frat Suspended After Members Place Noose And Confederate Flag Emblem On James Meredith Statue"

  1. WARNING: Video starts when page loads so that will definitely be pissing off a few people. Would be great to edit out the auto-start.

  2. BuzzCoastin | Feb 23, 2014 at 12:41 am |

    is that a hate crime
    or just drunk frat rats?

    a hate crime is imprisoning
    a disproportionately large number of dark skinned people
    by a white majority cop/court/jail biz
    for fun & profit
    let’s stop that hate crime first

    • TennesseeCyberian | Feb 23, 2014 at 2:18 am |

      Yeah, man, these sorts of incidents are just shitty little assholes being themselves. Nothing compared to what the big boys have going.

      • My perspective is that the big boys were once those shitty little assholes… and they got away with it, so now they are shitty big assholes… cops, judges, businessmen, politicians etc… teaching that same behavior to their own children.

        • TennesseeCyberian | Feb 23, 2014 at 2:53 pm |

          That is true to an extent, and I didn’t mean to come off as totally dismissive. Makes me wonder what the current generation of Knockout Game champs will be doing in a couple of decades.

          • And I don’t mean to dismiss the large scale either. I just think people tend to control their bad behavior more when they experience consequences that sting a little.

          • TennesseeCyberian | Feb 23, 2014 at 3:31 pm |

            Just imagine those kids meeting their new friends in a Mississippi holding cell. If they don’t regret their mischief yet, they will.

          • I feel that a powerful means to transform these young adults perspectives is if they are confronted by what they fear. In this instance African Americans, and if this confrontation includes authentic expressions of love. Such as sharing of how their act affected them, followed up by a heart to heart embrace, and then mutual acceptance.

          • African Americans get the brunt of the fear, yes, particularly in this instance.

            But isn’t this more endemic of the fear of the other that Amerika has refined so well?

            The kids are thoughtlessly manipulating symbols. Sounds like perfect training to join the ranks of the “elite”.

          • Sounds like a perfect opportunity to exercise mirror neurons, compassion, and oxytocin.

          • I think the existence of the specific symbols in this instance and the accompanying system that created them is designed to avoid that particular opportunity…

            Sometimes the ole ZenSlap is gentle. Sometimes no. Who can say which is good or bad?

          • Understood, my point is that these young adults being beat up by African Americans that were angered by this act would only reinforce.

          • I readily agree that that is certainly a possibility, even a strong probability.

            However, one suspects these individuals are pretty committed to the path of suffering. Maybe at some point the senseless violence cracks the mountain?

            Reflecting on your initial suggestion, I find I don’t disagree. I’m just not sure this age demographic is capable of successfully working the exercise.

          • I feel the same, but there is always a chance for growth.

          • my schadenfreude hit for the day

    • The statue is a symbol of racial equality.
      The noose is a symbol of lynching.
      The flag is a symbol of a political and economic system based on the enslavement of black people.

      What part of the hate don’t you get?

      • BuzzCoastin | Feb 23, 2014 at 11:41 am |

        the part i don’t get is where 1.5 million blacks
        being enslaved into the homeland prison biz
        is not an outrage
        but drunken frat rat pranks are

        • I suspect there’s a kind of cultural psychological projection going on. Those drunken frat boys make obvious what we’re trying to lie to ourselves about.

          • BuzzCoastin | Feb 23, 2014 at 5:49 pm |

            I love the hypocrisy
            and the fained moral outrage

            it’s like Hitler getting worked up
            about antisemitism

        • It doesn’t seem like a prank to me. It seems like young racists practicing and testing the waters for the more serious crimes they will engage in later. If they are forcefully censored now, maybe that message will get through to them — before they move on to institutionalized racism.

          • BuzzCoastin | Feb 23, 2014 at 5:32 pm |

            maybe they should put them in jail
            there
            they would find a higher % of blacks
            than the would at Ole Miss
            or anywhere else

            you must be white
            to be able to miss the huge disparity
            between what 3 white punks did
            and what is done by der homeland’s
            cop/court/jail business
            all day every day

          • The few white people I know who have been to prison leave hating blacks, because of how they act in prison. Part of this is due to what’s known as “skinning up”. Which is a method of protection that may be viewed as a necessity for ALL inmates.

          • BuzzCoastin | Feb 23, 2014 at 6:21 pm |

            it’s the best way to keep whites inline
            cage and mistreat blacks
            throw a recalcitrant white to them
            when whitey gets upity too

          • perhaps, or vice versa. The real savages run the joint and turn the people they mind into them.

          • Eric_D_Read | Feb 24, 2014 at 1:09 am |

            I can say with firsthand experience, that, if you’re not a racist before you went to prison, you will be once you’re there.
            It’s not even a matter of how one group or the other behaves. They all behave in much the same way. It’s an environment that encourages one to revert to primitive instincts. Tribe up or die.

          • “der homeland” is not a “person” — just like a corporation is not a “person”. There is nobody to be held responsible. Nobody to throw in jail. Nobody you can reason with.

            If you want to effect change, you have to deal with real, living, individual human beings.

          • Please. There are no such things as “individuals.”

          • BuzzCoastin | Feb 23, 2014 at 6:26 pm |

            you are der homeland
            without your acquiescence
            der homeland couldn’t function
            or continue to perpetrate slavery
            while faining indignation of white trash punks

          • ad hominem
            strawman
            accusation without evidence
            childish

        • Eric_D_Read | Feb 24, 2014 at 12:53 am |

          What about the .8-1 million people caught up in the same prison system who aren’t black?
          Is that an outrage too, or do they deserve to stay behind bars?

          • BuzzCoastin | Feb 24, 2014 at 5:39 pm |

            blacks are 12% of homelanders
            80% of homeland prisoners
            whites think there’s nothing odd about this
            since everyone knows
            blacks are the criminal class
            and whites are very law abiding

    • word

  3. CletusBeauregard | Feb 23, 2014 at 1:14 am |

    Flying the traitors’ flag…so “American” of these ignorant losers.

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