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    Re: Noose Found Around The Neck Of Statue Honoring Civil Rights Icon At Ole Miss

    Quote Originally Posted by rocket88 View Post
    Two racist white guys were seen in the area (or at least they were heard saying racist things). A racist gesture occurred. It is possible that they didn't do it, but circumstantially it looks like it.

    That is more evidence than "I think it's a hoax because I want to."
    They were allegedly heard saying racist things...

    Like I said, where was the context?

    I didn't really buy that testimony...seemed a little to convenient...

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    Re: Noose Found Around The Neck Of Statue Honoring Civil Rights Icon At Ole Miss

    Quote Originally Posted by apdst View Post
    So, without "white power!" , there wouldn't be any racism?
    It would be a lot harder to judge at that point. That just gives it away.


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    Re: Noose Found Around The Neck Of Statue Honoring Civil Rights Icon At Ole Miss

    So what?

    Sounds like a stupid, drunk prank.


    Giving it weight is exactly what the idiot(s) that did it want.

    Take the noose off the statue and go about your daily lives and give such nonsense the time they deserve...none.

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    Re: Noose Found Around The Neck Of Statue Honoring Civil Rights Icon At Ole Miss

    Quote Originally Posted by tech30528 View Post
    If there were witnesses, I suggest the perpetrators be identified. Then someone can simply ask them rather than speculating. The statue is bronze and we are talking about college students. They may not even be aware that the person depicted was in fact black.
    You're kind of stretching here, don't you think? Anybody with a passing knowledge of the Civil Rights movement knows who James Meredith was.


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    Re: Noose Found Around The Neck Of Statue Honoring Civil Rights Icon At Ole Miss

    Nothing with even an inkling of racialism happens in Mississippi. If anything, we should look at it as a beacon of integration and amicable racial relations. Mississippi led the way when it came to passing the Civil Rights Act. It was supported by many whites in the state and to this day, Mississippi as a state remains the most racially desegregated state in the contiguous 48.
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    Re: Noose Found Around The Neck Of Statue Honoring Civil Rights Icon At Ole Miss

    Quote Originally Posted by ChezC3 View Post
    They were allegedly heard saying racist things...

    Like I said, where was the context?

    I didn't really buy that testimony...seemed a little to convenient...
    As I said, still more evidence than "I think it's a hoax because I want to."

    Amazing how conservatives, who have a long history of being on the vanguard of anti-racism want to see this as a hoax, yet are prepared to declare that the Muppets are communist propaganda.


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    Re: Noose Found Around The Neck Of Statue Honoring Civil Rights Icon At Ole Miss

    Quote Originally Posted by votemout View Post
    Anyone here notice that you do not hear about the constant black on white crimes? It happens daily but you do not hear about it EVER.
    Except, of course, when you do. That "knockout game" hysteria wasn't that long ago.
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    Re: Noose Found Around The Neck Of Statue Honoring Civil Rights Icon At Ole Miss

    Quote Originally Posted by rocket88 View Post
    As I said, still more evidence than "I think it's a hoax because I want to."

    Amazing how conservatives, who have a long history of being on the vanguard of anti-racism want to see this as a hoax, yet are prepared to declare that the Muppets are communist propaganda.
    I'm not saying it is a hoax, I just challenge the validity of the testimony involving the two whites in question. It seemed rather contrived...

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    Re: Noose Found Around The Neck Of Statue Honoring Civil Rights Icon At Ole Miss

    Quote Originally Posted by ChezC3 View Post
    I'm not saying it is a hoax, I just challenge the validity of the testimony involving the two whites in question. It seemed rather contrived...
    Yes, as we know, whites in Mississippi have never engaged in any kind of animosity towards black. As a matter of fact, the state repudiated the KKK and you'd be hard to find a single white person from Mississippi who is in any way connected to the KKK.
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    Re: Noose Found Around The Neck Of Statue Honoring Civil Rights Icon At Ole Miss

    Quote Originally Posted by rocket88 View Post
    You're kind of stretching here, don't you think? Anybody with a passing knowledge of the Civil Rights movement knows who James Meredith was.
    That sounds fair. But it doesn't mean it is impossible for a couple of frat boys to not know it. They may be there from somewhere it is not taught or prominant. It may have been something we covered 30 years ago when I was in high school, but before this thread I could not have looked at that statue and told you who it was. And I went to high school 35 miles west of Chicago.

    Or perhaps they were just idiots. Perhaps they went to Mississippi because they didn't get accepted anywhere else. My opinion (that they are disrespectful assholes at the very least) is irrelevant. I used to think everybody in my field could flip from standard to metric in their head because I can and do it so often in my job. Turns out most can't. I was shocked. But assuming that these guys had the passing knowledge of the civil rights movement is a big if. There was another thread discussing a survey of basic science knowledge where 1 in 4 did not know the earth circled the sun. It's unfortunate, but there are a lot of morons out there.

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