/Ole Miss handled players kneeling during national anthem about as well as possible

Ole Miss handled players kneeling during national anthem about as well as possible

Slavery is the most important material interest in the world. This is our position. Its labor provides the product that makes up the vast majority of commerce on the planet. These products are unique to the climate of the tropical regions. The imperious law is that only the black race can withstand the sun’s rays. These products are necessities of the world and a blow to slavery is a blow to commerce and civilization You get the idea. Mississippi seceded and fought an incredibly bloody battle to keep the Union’s practice of owning people and treating them as animals. Some people, for reasons I don’t understand, continue to celebrate this cause and still fly the Confederate battle banner. The Confederate battle flag is still included in the Mississippi state flag for 2019, and it’s not for a good reason. This brings us to Saturday, when all these symbols were on display in Oxford. The Ole Miss basketball team was set to face Georgia at that point. You know what happened. Six Ole Miss basketball players protested the injustices happening within a five-minute walking distance. In a press conference after the game, junior guard Breein Tyree explained why the players did what they did. Tyree stated that they are tired of hate groups visiting our school and making it seem like our university has these hate groups. “The majority was because we saw one of our colleagues doing it and we didn’t want him be alone.” It is clear that these college students were aware of the marches. They understand what these symbols are. They understand why the war was fought. Many of them also know that their ancestors were slaves. According to reports, some Ole Miss fans cheered the kneeling. The players were supported by far more people. Even more important, Ole Miss coach Kermit Davis Jr. and athletic director Ross Bjork strongly supported the players as they should. Davis, a Mississippi native, has led the Rebels to a surprising record of 19-8 in his first season as Ole Miss’ coach. He said: “This was about hate groups that came into our community and tried spread racism and bigotry. It has created tension on our campus. My opinion is that our players made an emotional choice to make it clear that they don’t welcome these people on campus. I respect our players’ freedom to choose this.” Bjork added that “(The players) can see what’s going on on campus and the people who come here to spill hate, bigotry, and racism. They are not welcome on our campus. That was the message that our players screamed. It had nothing to do the anthem. It had nothing to do beyond saying, “You know what, those people don’t want to be here.” They are protesting during our match and that’s wrong because that’s the Ole Miss I know. “Social media has been used by many to condemn Ole Miss players who kneel and administrators who allow the kneeling. The administrators and players have been supported by at least equal numbers. The most important thing for the players is that they know they have the support and confidence of those who matter the most. Nearly 100 people marched in Oxford on Saturday to commemorate a lost cause and to continue an evil practice. It was a sad, regrettable event. Ole Miss managed it as well as she could.