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Monday, October 26, 2015

Ole Miss removes state flag from campus

Posted By on Mon, Oct 26, 2015 at 9:34 AM

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Wow. Ole Miss has removed
the state flag of Mississippi from the university campus because it contains a Confederate symbol (the battle flag). (AP)

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Interim Chancellor Morris Stocks issued a statement to media today that follows. He made his sentiments known months ago. He issued the statement above in June to encourage the state to change the flag. The legislature did not do so.

As Mississippi's flagship university, we have a deep love and respect for our state. Because the flag remains Mississippi's official banner, this was a hard decision. I understand the flag represents tradition and honor to some. But to others, the flag means that some members of the Ole Miss family are not welcomed or valued.

Just wow. Some heads are going to explode.

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