Thursday, July 31, 2014
Inquirer Daily News

Sooo, about that post-election riot....

Sooo, about that post-election riot....

Looks like the predictions were right, after all. Folks were just looking in the wrong neighborhood:

President Obama's call for unity in his acceptance speech in Chicago didn't quite make it down South.

A riot broke out at The University of Mississippi - known as Ole Miss - as more than 400 students yelled out racial slurs and burned Obama-Biden campaign posters after the Democratic incumbent was crowned the victor of the 2012 Presidential Election on Tuesday.

 Emotions ran high among the angered college conservatives in Oxford, Mississippi.

This is really a shame, because just in the last month or so I've read a couple of articles about the 50th anniversary James Meredith intergrating Ole Miss, and about the strides in race relations that have been made since then. But the reality is more complex, as usual.

Related: The impeachment of Barack Obama,

About this blog

Will Bunch
Also on Philly.com
Stay Connected