Noose Tied on Ole Miss Integration Statue

ABC News, February 18, 2014

The FBI on Tuesday was helping investigate who tied a noose around the neck of a University of Mississippi statue of James Meredith, who, in 1962, became the first black student to enroll in the then all-white Southern college.

University police on Sunday morning found the rope noose and, on the statue’s face, a pre-2003 Georgia state flag with a Confederate battle symbol, said campus police Chief Calvin Sellers. Two men were seen near the statue early Sunday and investigators were looking at surveillance footage.

“It’s a racial hate crime,” Mississippi NAACP president Derrick Johnson said Tuesday after a news conference at the state Capitol in Jackson. “At what level do they get prosecuted? I don’t know. But as long as we tolerate hate, we will continue to revisit history and the past of this state, and at some point we must move forward.”


About 150 Ole Miss students, black and white, rallied around the Meredith statue Tuesday to protest the vandalism, according to Charlie Mitchell, a journalism professor who attended the event. They held posters with several hand-written slogans, including, “Justice for African-Americans,” ”Respect the Students” and “This is Our University.” {snip}

Johnson said there is a problem with Old South imagery at Ole Miss.

“You cannot have a university where, when you turn down the main drag, it’s called Confederate Drive. . . . At some point, we’re going to have to reverse course on the image of Ole Miss so we can reverse course on the image of the state of Mississippi,” he said.


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  • D.B. Cooper

    Since it’s not national news, and our old pals Jesse and Al are silent, I suspect even they wonder if this is yet another hoax.

    • sbuffalonative

      Yes, Jesse and Al are becoming increasingly skittish about jumping on the race bandwagon.

      If there’s one good thing to come out of ‘hate crime’ laws it’s that now these alleged crimes are being investigated with increasing scrutiny and exposing the truth.

    • bilderbuster

      Why is the FBI investigating a case of littering on campus?

  • thomas edward

    Noose Tied on Ole Miss Integration Statue
    Good for ole Miss…

    • Pro_Whitey

      I think a black guy did it because Meredith eventually went to work for Jesse Helms.

  • Frank_DeScushin

    Given the recent history of these type events, the assumption should be that this is a hoax perpetrated by Liberals or blacks. I’ll believe otherwise only when otherwise is proven.

    • Lewis33

      It’s always good to have a expert in such matters. In the case of hoax’s I recommend everybody check out Chuck Ross over at GL Piggy for the up to date skinny.

      • r j p

        GL Piggy is a fraud.

  • Oldcorporal

    Anyone want to bet a month’s wages that some black with a “grievance” against somebody, put the noose and the flag on the statue? These things have happened before, followed by much wailing and gnashing of teeth by the NAACP and the knuckle-headed White liberals, and always it turns out it was one of the sable hue who committed the “dastardly deed.” Bet CBS won’t be nearly as eager to report THAT when it happens!

    • shawnmer

      Has there been a single one in the past 20, maybe even 30 years, that turned out to be legitimate?

      • Oldcorporal

        Not that I’m aware of.

    • Tarczan

      But regardless, darkies were offended!

    • DudeWheresMyCountry?

      And the NAACP should be held to their claim of hate crime when a Black low SAT scholarship student turns up as the hoaxer.

  • Truthseeker

    Apparently now you can commit hate crimes against statues. More eggshells to walk on.

    • Homo_Occidentalis

      At least the statue will remain in place, which is more than can be said of the many statues of Confederates and slaveowners being taken down throughout the South year after year.

      • Conrad

        White people don’t know how to be offended any more.

      • bilderbuster

        Yes & I noticed the NAACP mouthpiece said Ole Miss is full of “Old (read White) South imagery” then quickly pointed out the main drag is named Confederate Drive.
        I think this means the name change attack on Confederate Drive has begun.

        • DudeWheresMyCountry?

          Soon to be Saint Martin Luther King Jr. Drive.

          • bilderbuster

            Treyvon Martin Loofer Koon Blvd.

    • Garrett Brown

      Statues have feelings you know!

      • pepperpot

        Only statues of non-Whites.

  • MekongDelta69

    Another hoax

    • shawnmer

      Get your stopwatches ready!

    • DudeWheresMyCountry?

      Soon to say something like this is a hoax will soon be a hate crime. Think France’s strict Holocaust “questioning the numbers” law.

    • texasoysterman

      But it’s ok because it advances the narrative.

  • shawnmer

    Annnnd they will discover the perps are either black or white liberals in 3, 2, 1 …

  • bigone4u

    No matter who put the noose on the statue’s neck, it’s just a harmless prank that a grand total of 150 demonstators cared about. But to libtards it’s proof of a giant racist conspiracy designed to scare the bleep out of blacks. As libtards say, never let a harmless prank go to waste. Meanwhile, the Ukraine is disintegrating, the middle east is ready to explode, Obamacare sucks, and the country’s real problems are ignored.

    • wildfirexx

      A rope around a statue’s neck…heaven forbid! A hoax? A Prank ? Let the witch hunt begin!

  • E_Pluribus_Pluribus

    An Associated Press headline states the obvious: “Colleges perfect milieu for hate crime hoaxes” (April 20, 2004)

  • dave

    Too bad it was only tired around the neck of a statue. White men better start learning how to tie a slip knot.

  • angrywhiteman

    FBI.! HATE CRIME ! you got to be F***ing kidding me. ?

  • DaveMed

    I sure hope this was a hoax, and that Whites are not actually dumb enough to do such a thing.

    • Martel

      Mississippi is one of the epicentres of black on white violence.

      • DaveMed

        This may be the case, but putting a noose on a statue has not the slightest bit of potential of accomplishing anything useful.

        • Martel

          It will not accomplish anything, that is true. I’m still waiting to see who really did it, I suspect the Lumumba crowd to behind this one.

          • Katherine McChesney

            Lumumba is in Jackson. Old Miss is in Oxford.

        • LACountyRedneck

          Especially if the noose has gone to waste.

      • Bartek

        Actually, the USA is the epicenter of Black on White violence.

    • Either way, you know Alan Beany Baby will hot foot it to Oxford, Mississippi in order to hustle up some publicity for himself, and the SPLC probably already has the fund raising letters ready to go.

      Incidentally, this is why my Disqus avatar, which is also my Twitter avatar and my PJ Media avatar, has Ward Cleaver holding a noose. It’s to make fun of the Jena, Louisiana noose paranoia and non-troversy. Which was a non-issue until the aforementioned Alan Beany Baby rode into town.

  • Tarczan

    “You cannot have a university where, when you turn down the main drag, it’s called Confederate Drive. . . . At some point, we’re going to have to reverse course on the image of Ole Miss so we can reverse course on the image of the state of Mississippi,” he said.

    SEC football is doing a pretty good job of that.

    • All this will be forgotten if someone on the football team at Ole Miss comes out as gay.

      All the cool SEC football kids are doing it!

      • r j p

        Hahaha. Dr. Seuss: My name is Sam I jam it in your can, man.

  • Geo1metric

    “You cannot have a university where, when you turn down the main drag, it’s called Confederate Drive. . . . At some point, we’re going to have to reverse course on the image of Ole Miss so we can reverse course on the image of the state of Mississippi,” he said.

    And I say, why not?

  • dd121

    Another racial hoax. Snore.

  • Alfred the Great

    I watch Ole Miss football games just to see the Confederate flags waving. In the old days, the stands were full of them and the drill team uniforms had the battle flag on them. Ole Miss is the last light of what was right about America before the north invaded the South. Dang, what a shame.

    • Tom B.

      150 years later—and the war against the South continues.

      • MikeofAges

        It’s spilled over now, and become the war against anything reflecting the heritage of white European in North America. First the Southerner. Then the old stock Yankee. After that, the post-1870 immigrant descendants will get it. Wasn’t the deliberate destruction of a type and culture supposed to be considered genocide?

        • Tom B.

          I think you are right, and the worst part of all is that there must be about 100 million “white” liberals helping with our destruction. If I live to be a thousand years old I will never understand the mind of a liberal—I just can’t get a grip on that kind of insanity!

          • QuinnTheEskimo9

            It’s called brainwashing and if the person is non-compliant, he will be drugged with psychiatric drugs.

            An anti-white narrative is beamed straight at people 24/7 through the TV starting at birth, it continues on into school, unabated, through college and into the workforce with anti-white “diversity engineers.”

            There’s no escaping the “white are evil” motif! What will it take to end it? Massive pits dug with whites standing along the edges facing automatic weapons, and even then…some whites will say it’s the right thing to do, to die for multiculturalism, past sins, diversity and a white-free NWO.

      • QuinnTheEskimo9

        150 years later — and the war against Whites continues.

      • Epiminondas

        “When they came for the white Southerners, I said nothing. When they came for the old northern Yankees, I said nothing. But when they came for my Italian family, there was no one left to stop them.”

        • MikeofAges

          Don’t forget. It won’t even end there. Someday, some discerning person of color will lament, “When they came for whitey, I said nothing because I wasn’t white. Now there is no one left.”

          Many sayings to cover that situation. My favorite is: “Those who try to ride the tiger will end up in the tiger’s belly.”

          When the West is gone, who will be left? China, India, Russia, and a powerful Germany under Russian watch. Frankly, I think India and China are competing out front and through the backdoor are allied in a common cause.

          I think Orwell nailed it in 1984, as far as he went. He posited four power blocs — Eurasia, East Asia, and Oceania. He assumed that the rest of the world’s masses would be under the control of one or the other of the three bloc.

          I see two more blocs, covering the rest of the world and providing them with independence under the aegis of dominant power. South Asia, which will include India, the Moslem countries and, not as incongruously as it seems, Israel. These will bicker out front and ally behind the backdoor. They are already. Black Africa will ally with South Asia simply to avoid Chinese domination.

          The final bloc will be Pan Iberia, encompassing the Iberian Peninsula and Latin America. There you have it. But to the future world order, a weakened Oceania will be the key. Oceania, with its advanced concepts of freedom and human right, is the great barrier to the return of worldwide feudalism, Feudalism 2.0. Most of the world’s people would prefer an unambiguous order as long they are merely allowed to be comfortable in their daily lives.

  • Probably a hoax.

    But there’s a part of me that hopes it’s not, that the white students at Ole Miss are getting sick and tired of the nonsense.

    Another example: That wrestling noose story out of New Jersey today that Drudge ran with for awhile.

  • Lada Belyy

    If it’s so awful, why do blacks keep going to school with the White kids? They have the “historically black schools”. Why do they so badly need acceptance from White people? Is it some kind of existential affirmation thing? OK, colored folk, you exist already. Now, go get a damn life.

    • LACountyRedneck

      All non-Whites should leave this racist country.

  • JSS

    If we are going full retard I say we call the FBI and charge the pigeons with hate crimes whenever they crap on this stupid statue as well.

  • Truth Teller

    Ms. Korn of Harvard was probably down there interviewing for a job with the local branch of SPLC or ACLU or ADL . Putting a noose around the statue was part of the prospective employee evaluation process.

  • Truth Teller

    Are exams coming up?

  • Pax Romana

    “It’s a racial hate crime,” Mississippi NAACP president Derrick Johnson said Tuesday after a news conference at the state Capitol in Jackson. “At what level do they get prosecuted? I don’t know. But as long as we tolerate hate, we will continue to revisit history and the past of this state, and at some point we must move forward.”

    Notice that despite these “anti-black… white racist hate crimes” turning out to be hoaxes the vast majority of time, never do those who have a vested financial interest in exploiting a white racist/black victim narrative, ever have cold feet, and wait till an investigation has concluded and all the facts are known before coming to a conclusion and making accusations. Nope, they always jump in head first as they and their media enablers try to out do each other with the usual seizures of rolling on with floor with screams of uncontrollable outrage over “white racism”.

    Then when the so called “anti-black/ white racist hate crime” turns out to be a hoax, and was committed by a fellow black; these same folks then forgive, excuse and even thank the black perpetrator for helping make America aware of “white racism”.

    Never do they become outraged and accuse the black perpetrator of committing a hate crime against white people, as that is exactly what it is, an anti-white hate crime committed by black racists.

  • Spartacus

    “At what level do they get prosecuted? ”


    At what point do we finally decide to exterminate you vermin of the face of the earth ?

  • Mr. Meridith looks quite dashing with his stylish hemp necktie.

  • Sue

    Do they have a statue of the first white student to enter when the school opened? No? Isn’t that racist?

    • bilderbuster

      No the White student was racist because he went to an all White school.
      Geezz! It’s 2014.
      You need to get with the program.

      • Sue

        Oh that’s right! How racist of me! Thank you for setting me straight. Now I must go and do community service for my lapse of judgement.

    • QuinnTheEskimo9

      A statue will be erected when the last White student leaves ole Miss.

      • Sue

        Ain’t that the truth!

  • Conrad

    A race hate crime? against a statue – an inanimate object???
    Very low IQs at work. And the FBI is taking the lead here!

    Eliot Ness is rolling over in his grave.

    • bilderbuster

      Eliot Ness was a fool & if he were alive he’d be all over this case.

  • AndrewInterrupted

    And when they find it to be another race-baiting hoax by some Diversity Nazis, the story will just vanish without an utter.

    • Romulus

      Can we please stop invoking the word Nazi as the go-to epitome of all things bad!
      Maybe when ( hypothetically) all of Europeans true indigenous Germans are miscegenation and/or eradicated,the world can find new bogeyman.
      Each time we use the term, we help the left equate the word Nazi with all white people in the minds of low information non whites.

      • Long Live Dixie

        I agree, especially considering the diversity mongers are communists, not “Nazis”. There is no such thing as a “Diversity National-Socialist”.

        How about “Diversity Commies”? It’s much more accurate.

        • AndrewInterrupted

          Oh, OK—Diversity Marxists. They’re all ists in the end.

        • Romulus

          I’ve read every perspective and sooo many books on white war 1&2. I prefer to call the national socialists, German nationals.
          The germanic people DID NOT create communism. Allah’s cousins did.
          K. MacDonald widespread article on who was controlling germanys knowledge industry and banks before the slaughter started. You probably wouldn’t be surprised that many on the ” nationalists” side also had the same DNA as the eastern European commies that migrated to Germany and established the party there .

          • QuinnTheEskimo9

            One could argue that the German Nationalists arose as a response to the threat of communism, and one would not be wrong. Hitler well knew what had gone on in Russia and WHO was behind it and did not want the same for his country and his own people. He fought in the trenches during WW I and tried to prevent war, which he clearly stated many times over a long period of time yet he is portrayed as the worst war monger and murderer who ever lived on earth, while Stalin, Mao and the Red Holocaust are completely ignored. Hitler was a tin soldier compared to bloodthirsty Soviet and Chinese communists.

            So much misinformation out there I don’t even know where to begin. As they say, history is written by the victors and in the case of WW I and especially WW II, the victors have been shoving a warped version of events down our throats for 70 years.

            Good, non-statist, well researched historical information here:


          • Romulus

            All hail Quinn!! In just a few short paragraphs, you’ve perfectly explained what I’ve attempted to shed light on many times before.
            America’s founding majority has been subjected to the greatest mind FK in memory.

          • AndrewInterrupted

            That also appears to be what is happening in the Ukraine now. But, the Nationalists are sandwiched between two enemies with different names: Putin and EU.

            Resentment of aristocracy, as itdoesnotmatter brings up, is also a huge factor. Western civilization doesn’t like aristocracy in the end. That was supposed to be the promise of America.

      • AndrewInterrupted

        I actually enjoyed a book called Soldat, that was a story about an everyday German grunt who survived all of WW2. The grunts didn’t like the Nazi Party. Calling a WW2 soldat a Nazi is like someone calling you a Democrat. The good Germans like Rommel were not Nazi fans.

        • Romulus

          Interesting. “Good German” eh!? I’ll leave that one alone this evening, although it would make for some good stogie and brandy conversation.

          • AndrewInterrupted

            Good Germans, Bad Germans. Good Americans, Bad Americans.

            Soldat is the best autobiography I ever read on WW2.

            I seem to recall the soldat grunts called one of the “bad Germans”, “the chicken farmer”.

          • bilderbuster

            I seriously doubt Germans referred to Himmler who studied agronomy in college & who worked on a farm briefly as “the chicken farmer”.
            That was a slander for him that was used by the allies.

          • AndrewInterrupted

            The ones found with holes in the backs of their heads did.

          • bilderbuster


          • itdoesnotmatter

            My ex calls says the high ranking officers, all aristocrats who [in private] made fun of his lower caste background and lightweight military service, called him “the little corporal [or peasant] in Berlin.”

          • AndrewInterrupted

            Yes, it’s a complicated web, just as American politics is. Hitler had many issues going on: major PTSD issues from WW1, the inferiority complex caused by the aristocrats, then the syphilis that rotted his brain.

            If Rommel had succeeded with the assassination, Germany never would have been carved up. I read several snip-its of Hitler assassination plots that were rescinded because Hitler was doing a better job destroying Germany on his own.

            The German grunt in the book: Soldat was born in the Alsace region, which made the politics even more convoluted. His name was Siegfried Knapp.

      • QuinnTheEskimo9

        Where would the lefties be without the word “Nazi?” It’s used to shut us up while murderous commies like Stalin, Trotsky, Lenin and other monsters who instigated the Holomodor, Red Terror and massive famine and killings in Russia and China are given a pass. Hell, the Katyn forest massacre was blamed on the Germans for years while Uncle Joe and his merry band of bloodthirsty Soviets were given a pass.

        • AndrewInterrupted

          I think you have to let certain words go. Diversity used to be a positive word, now it is poison. If you defend the word Nazi you will do more harm than good. The word Nationalist is still salvageable. If you try to polish the word Nazi, you are doing more to aid and abet the enemy. It’s time and effort wasted.

          The Left knows all of The Right’s weaknesses. The clinging and sit-and-spin nature of The Right is just one easily exploited aspect.

          The Left is exploiting The Right’s refusal to adapt to a changing battlefield.

          • Romulus

            Leftists will label any pro white affirmation anyway as nazis or any other pejorative in their lexicon. It’s in their minds eye to do so. Im not defending the word.
            What rankles me is that it is used by the left to crush white solidarity.
            I’d rather not give them any ammunition to add to their arsenal by the words constant use.

        • Romulus

          Have you the chance to read Andrew’s comment about “Good Germans” The obvious implication being that anyone not a national socialist was good! Lol
          You can bet that the highest percentage of dead white boys from both world wars on both sides of the pond have the r1b gene. Tragic to say the least.
          In battle, if both sides believe strongly that they are fighting for the right reasons, who says who is bad and who is good. Answer!…… Those that win!
          All I see in hindsight is a gigantic vacuum left in the wake of all those dead white boys.
          It makes me terribly sad. Guess whom filled it.

  • r j p

    A tribute statue to the first black? Was this the first participation trophy?

    • IstvanIN

      With the inscription “YT Lost”.

  • Spartacus

    This is what gets media attention… Instead of the murders these “people” commit on a daily basis against Whites.

    • Alonza Gorham-Ramos, 14 years old, is already a father.

      His lawyers asked a judge to give him bail so he could spend time with his infant daughter.

      • Spartacus

        I would agree to that if I were a judge. Maybe he finally does something good with his life and kills his little devil-spawn…

      • bilderbuster

        Obama could be a grandfather now?

        • r j p

          a great grandfather if he wasn’t a homosexual.

    • Pelagian

      Yes. The point is, as a result of this “incident”, there is no black cowering in fear begging for his life while a white holds a butcher knife to his/her throat. ‘Nuff said. It’s just a piece of rope on an inanimate statue.

  • IstvanIN

    Walking down the street while opening a bottle of aspirin and accidentally dropping the little cotton ball on the ground now constitutes a hate crime and an FBI investigation.

    • That happening at the University of Missouri.

      Where news that black football players raped a mulatto swimmer, news which ESPN had to scoop because the mid-Missouri media were uninterested and the school covered up, all of a sudden doesn’t matter anymore.


      Because…Michael Sam is gay.

      • IstvanIN

        So Michael Sam raped a male swimmer? i am not familiar with this guy, and footballer player comes up when I bing his name.

      • bilderbuster

        Blacks are insane.
        Who else would be offended about the way a chicken is cooked or by fruits like watermelons & bananas or cotton balls & then go to the store & buy them to eat or use?

  • Romulus

    So a defacement of a public statue is a hate crime. Unlike the desecration of catholic churches in NY a few years back.
    I do wish that my Southern kin focus their energies into more high brow endeavors of resistance.
    Although, it isn’t without empathy my consideration for their actions. It unfortunately draws negative attention, yet we read of hate crimes against whites daily without nary a reaction from any media, so I certainly understand the Southern frustration.

  • Luca

    Have the authorities brought in their all-White lacrosse team for questioning yet?

  • Bon, From the Land of Babble

    OH MY GOD!!

    I cannot imagine a worse crime!!

    Has someone called the FBI? Has a press conference been held on the statehouse steps to decry RACISM? Has a reward been offered?

    Oh… I get it now.

    Blacks play the deadly knock-out “game” that doesn’t exist on an elderly White victim and it’s considered an urban myth.

    Glad the FBI has nothing better to do like look over LIBRARY records to root out suspected terrorists.

    And to review and sum up:

    Lynching got its name from Colonel Charles Lynch of Bedford County who defended his community against outlaws and those aiding the British during the Revolutionary War.

    Lynching was primarily extracted on criminals, whether they were white or black, and a significant number of whites were lynched in the South.

    Historically, lynching was most often applied to those guilty of rape, robbery or murder. Considering the disproportionate amount of murders and rapes committed by blacks against whites it stands to reason that blacks would be more likely lynched than whites.

  • MarcB1969

    Smells like another one of these increasingly popular campus hate hoaxes. I’d expect someone projecting their anti-black animus would do something more…creative.

  • wildfirexx

    It’s amazing how this New Hate Crime Squad… pays more attention to this petty crime of ignorance, than they do to someone burning the American Flag.

  • JackKrak

    Here we go again.

    Where does eating a piece of fried chicken within a hundred miles of a Historically Black College or whatever they’re called now rank on the scale of racial hatred?

  • Kit Ingoldby

    I wonder if there will be any apologies when this turns out to be a hoax?

    On reflection, of course there won’t be.

    • QuinnTheEskimo9

      Has there EVER been?

      • Kit Ingoldby

        I’d love to hear of an example.

  • Epiminondas

    It would be nice to know some intrepid Reb DID tie that noose on that statue, but I doubt it. And this is worthy of an FBI investigation? We’ve lost our minds.


      We haven’t lost our minds, we’ve just lost control of our government.

  • QuinnTheEskimo9

    “and abused their power to target folks they didn’t like.”

    No kidding. Including American presidents.

  • Epiminondas

    All federal bureaucracies are the enemy of whites. The government is your enemy.

  • Earl Turner

    We’ll find out it was a hoax soon enough. They are simply too stupid to perpetrate a successful racial hoax. It wouldn’t surprise me if they video recorded themselves putting up the noose and posted it to World Star Hip Hop.

  • pepperpot

    “…James Meredith, who, in 1962, became the first black student to enroll in the then all-white Southern college.” ??????

    You get a statue for enrolling at college?

    Statues are usually erected for people who have achieved something in their lifetime.

    PS. Did he graduate?

    • AndrewInterrupted

      Wait ’til you see Hillary’s statue.

  • pepperpot

    So what was the crime? Was the statue damaged? Is it a Federal offense?


    Well, if we never hear anything about this case EVER AGAIN you’ll know why. Because it was discovered that a black “student” or “youff” did it once again, and it was just another HOAX in the insanely long line of black hate crime hoaxers!

  • Reverend Bacon

    Whether it’s real or not, it’s pretty funny. I suspect it was a white person who did it, because it actually requires some creativity. No one was hurt, and the more you think about it, the funnier it gets.

    Of course, funny is pretty much illegal these days.

  • Dale McNamee

    Can’t wait to see if this incident was perpetrated by a black student…

  • DiversityIsDeath

    Haa, what a joke.

  • Extropico

    Well, the unbiased NY Times has announced that the perps are 3 Whites from Georgia. And I thought race didn’t matter. Why weren’t they just called random “teens.”


  • GentlemanPugilist

    Excuse my ignorance, but how can one be arrested for such an act in the United States? Doesn’t your Constitution protect freedom of speech and expression? Surely, this is an example of the latter?

  • Tacitus1

    I’m sure that the US justice department will vanquish the accused. There is another college town in the South where vandalism is an ongoing problem. Horrific profane graffiti, defecation on park benches, drink machines destroyed, water fountains torn off the wall, and the bathroom walls beaten to pieces, all these occurs in and around the campus. The college president is African American, the town mayor is African American and as is the chef of police. NOTHING CAN BE DONE !