- Many students watched the live stream of the debate on campus or from their personal computers.
- The questions and debate continued to push back the vote, leaving many students anxious for a decision to be made.
- Immediately before the vote, students took to Twitter to voice their closing thoughts.
- — Jillian E. McClure (@JillianEMcClure)Wed, Oct 21 2015 01:16:11White privilege is saying "I never thought about symbols of racial hatred until the KKK showed up on campus" #ASBflagvote
- — Jackson Colburn (@jacksoncolburn)Tue, Oct 20 2015 23:25:40
- After the vote was announced, many students voiced how proud they were of ASB and the decision made tonight.
- — lylemorgan (@lylemorgan)Wed, Oct 21 2015 02:42:38
- — Catherine Carroon (@catcarroon1193)Wed, Oct 21 2015 02:52:03
- — Mary Grace Owens (@marygrace_owens)Wed, Oct 21 2015 02:50:06
- — lylemorgan (@lylemorgan)Wed, Oct 21 2015 03:26:38Ole Miss gets about 17% of its funding from taxes & that shrinks every year. Whine about something else, neo-confederates. #asbflagvote
- Amongst the celebrations were voices of disagreement and concern for the decision made.
- — Josh Williams (@WilliamsEst1993)Wed, Oct 21 2015 02:55:46@OleMissSenate I'm offended by this resolution. Since it offends me, a minority of the student population, then it should be taken down.
- — depreo (@depreo)Wed, Oct 21 2015 03:04:07Hugh Freeze offends me. Maybe the ASB Senate can remove him too. https://twitter.com/williamsest1993/status/656665148753616896 …
- — Taylor Hayes (@_taylorhayes)Wed, Oct 21 2015 02:21:07We attend the university of MISSISSIPPI & to take down the state flag is disrespectful to the state government that funds our institution
Ole Miss students react to ASB flag debate
Tonight, senators from the Associated Student Body met for over 3 hours to debate and vote on a resolution to encourage the removal of the Mississippi state flag from the University of Mississippi campus. The resolution passed 33-15-1. Social media was abuzz on this historic evening, and we’ve gathered students’ responses to tonight’s debate and vote. The Ole Miss supports respectful conversation regarding others’ opinions on the topic, and the below opinions are not necessarily representative of those of The Ole Miss editorial staff or of the Ole Miss Student Media Center.
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