Another Mississippi university stops flying state flag

29 Oct 2015 | Author: | No comments yet »

Another Mississippi university stops flying state flag.

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Another public university in Mississippi is removing the state flag from campus because it contains a Confederate battle emblem that many see as divisive. “While I love the state of Mississippi, there is passionate disagreement about the current state flag on our campuses and in our communities,” the Sun Herald reported. I am looking forward to a time when this debate is resolved and USM raises a state flag that unites us.” Demonstrators against flying the Mississippi state flag stand in front of the flagpole on the University of Southern Mississippi Hattiesburg campus today, pushing what they believe is the “right side of history” and chanting “Southern Miss, take it down.” “These all portray hate. Hrostowski said that university police taking down the flag occurred external of the demonstrators’ influence and hopes the change is permanent. “It’s been months, even years (leading to this event),” Hrostowski said. “It’s always been an underlying current to change things.

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