Perhaps it’s poetic fate that ESPN recently aired “The Ghosts of Ole Miss” a documentary on the 1962 football season at the University of Mississippi, detailing the anti-integration riots, federal control, and the undefeated all-white Rebel squad, all centered around the enrollment of James Meredith, the first black student at the school.
For a moment last week, the MSM seemed to want us to believe that those apparitions from the past were stirring again—summoning the elements needed for a perfect cake of hate: white southern males and black victims of “racism”:
A protest at the University of Mississippi against the re-election of President Barack Obama grew into crowd of about 400 people with shouted racial slurs as rumors of a riot spread on social media. Two people were arrested on minor charges.
Ole Miss Chancellor Dan Jones promised an investigation and said “all of us are ashamed of the few students who have negatively affected the reputations of each of us and of our university.”
The University organized a candlelight vigil—a standard University response to fake hate crimes—and subsequent MSM reports downplayed the disturbances. No need to call out federal troopsagain to remind these white southern college students that they live under the iron heel of multicultural democracy—yet.
But these tremors just keep happening along the fault lines of America’s increasingly imperfect union. Thus students and alumni at Clemson University in South Carolina booed Obama at a recent football game. Clemson President James Barker was incensed that these white rubes would dare defy the president:
The president of Clemson University reprimanded the school’s football fans Tuesday for booing President Barack Obama during a military ceremony last weekend, saying there is only one president, “and he is president of us all.”
The display came as students were taking their oath upon being inducted into the university’s Reserve Officer Training Corps on Military Appreciation Day during Clemson’s 38-17 victory over Virginia Tech at Memorial Stadium in Clemson, S.C. The booing began as the members recited their pledge to “obey the orders of the president of the United States.”
But at Southern universities, academe’s endemic Cultural Marxism is combining with blind football boosterism to facilitate a totalitarian reconstruction of historic identities. Every school’s administration, athletic departments, alumni, and student body worries about how public displays of white pride will reflect on the ability to recruit black athletes:
Former Ole Miss running back Deuce McAllister,[who is black]who went on to be a first-round pick of the New Orleans Saints, understands well how the university’s past —and now, its present—impacts the football program’s recruiting efforts.
“I feel strongly for the university,” he said. “I mean, I’m embarrassed. I’m embarrassed as an alumni, I’m embarrassed as a former athlete. Because I know how hard it is to get minority players to come to the university. That’s the stigma that they have to fight. That’s the stigma that the staff has to fight. [Ole Miss protest could damage football program
, USA Today
, November 8, 2012]
Read the rest over at VDare.com
. It’s important to understand that a war has long been wage against the historic white majority student body and alumni base of the University of Mississippi.
|Before Black-Run America (BRA) took control: Ole Miss on the cover of Sports Illustrated
Steve Sloan, who coached at Ole Miss from 1978 – 1982, compiled a 20-32 record at the school. He would blame the downturn of the Rebels fortune on the football field on the schools continued usage of the Confederate Flag:
He explained that the presence of the Rebel banner was likely compromising the ability of his staff to recruit black players, and he suggested that in turn the overall quality of athletics at the university was weakened. (p. 137, Beyond the Cheers: Race as Spectacle in College Sports)
This, of course, doesn’t hold up to the facts; Ole Miss has had no problem putting together (recruiting) a team that is half-black since at least 1982:
The first black student to play football at the University of Mississippi was lineman Robert. J. “Ben” Williams, who was a freshman in 1972. A decade later, half of the team was African American, overwhelmingly the most visible presence of black Americans at Ole Miss.
The audience of football games remained almost exclusively white, however, and many of these spectators waved Rebel flags as they cheered. (p. 137, Beyond the Cheers: Race as Spectacle in College Sports)
Within 10 years of integration, the Ole Miss football program was 50 percent black; how exactly were “Old South” symbols hindering recruitment of black athletes again? And this is 1982 we are talking about.
By the 1990s, the team was 60-65 percent black, with only a few white starters on offense and defense (the kicker, naturally, is always white):
In 1997, just after the new university chancellor made efforts to keep students from carrying flags to games, [head coach Tommy] Tuberville issued a plea, urging fans to stop displaying the Confederate battle flag at games. “It’s time to support our teams physically, mentally, and morally with enthusiasm and not symbols… As stated many times before, the Rebel flag is not associated with Ole Miss. (p. 137, Beyond the Cheers: Race as Spectacle in College Sports)
We also learn in this book that there was a near riot in 1983 by 1,500 white students who gathered at the Lyceum (all waving Confederate flags) because of the mere rumor that black people on campus were going to burn the yearbook.
The reason for the book conflagration? The white liberal editor of the yearbook had juxtaposed images of the Klan and Confederate flag, trying to connect the new two and show how hate percolated on campus. Black students reaction was swift: the editor was a racist; burn the book.
It was this year that Ole Miss’ chancellor severed all ties with the Confederate flag, officially banning all use with the campus.
Hilariously, in a letter to the “Clarion-Ledger, R. David Sanders sarcastically suggested the university rename its sports teams “The Guilt” and change the school colors to blush red.” (p. 138, Beyond the Cheers: Race as Spectacle in College Sports)
Now do you understand why this “riot” became international news? As I closed the piece at VDare:
Why was the sudden outburst of 400-plus white southern students protesting the reelection of Barack Obama cause for national concern?
Perhaps they should just bar white males from enrolling at Ole Miss.
This is why Ole Miss’ heritage must be destroyed. The ghosts of Mississippi aren’t even ghosts… they are still there, watching, waiting, anticipating a shift in the political winds.
And if the South can rise again, America might rise with it—Real America.