Ole Miss Students to Racist Peers: 'We Are One'
It wasn't every Ole Miss student who poured into the streets to burn Obama/Biden signs and shout racist epithets Tuesday night. Some were doing normal college things—sleeping, studying, getting stoned. Last night, it was those students' turn to take to the streets. Students gathered to hold a "We Are Mississippi" candlelit walk through the University of Mississippi campus in protest of Tuesday's protest.
One Ole Miss student told WREG why she was spending her Wednesday night marching, and not sleeping, studying or getting stoned:
"We're standing together as one Mississippi but we're walking across campus and it's sort of a good metaphor of us moving forward together as a community," Ole Miss student, Kaitlyn Barnes, said.
Local media reports more than 600 people showed up to march, which is 200 more than the 400 bigots who wreaked havoc on Tuesday night.