Ole Miss student senators take on state flag, its Confederate imagery

By Eliott C. McLaughlin University of Mississippi student senators voted Tuesday evening in favor of a resolution asking the university to remove the Mississippi flag, which includes the iconic blue cross and stars representing the states of the Confederacy, from campus. Thirty-three student senators voted in favor of the resolution, 15 opposed it, and one abstained. Oxford is a place where tradition is revered, and Confederate symbolism has long been important to the school’s image. Ole Miss athletic teams are called the Rebels, and until 2003, Colonel Reb was the university’s mascot. (In 2010, Rebel Black Bear was selected as the school’s mascot.) Read the full article here: http://www.cnn.com/2015/10/20/us/ole-miss-state-flag-confederate-vote/index.html

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