Ku Klux Klan Members Rally

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

About a dozen hooded Ku Klux Klan members rallied at the University of Mississippi before Saturday's football game with LSU.

The members of the Mississippi White Knights of the Ku Klux Klan spent about 10 minutes waving flags and displaying nazi-style salutes. Grand Titan Shane Tate of the Mississippi White Knights of the KKK says members are unhappy because Ole Miss Chancellor Dan Jones told the school band to stop playing the song, "From Dixie with Love".

"Iimagine there's gonna be some people a little upset about seeing us, and everybody's entitled to their opinion. That college is selling, selling its soul , and selling everything about getting rid of southern heritage and freedom. It's just 'Dixie,' you know. My ancestors fought and loved that song. And, and, and it's southern, that's about southern heritage..." explained Shane Tate.

Some fans had been ending the song by chanting, "The south will rise again". Chancellor Dan Jones asked the band to stop playing the song after fans ignored a request to drop the chant.

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  • by just my opinion Location: Lauderdale County on Nov 24, 2009 at 12:43 PM
    annonymous: REALITY CHECK-NAACP is a hate organization. They have made outlined hate speeches in the darkness of night. They have made open hate speeches at polling places. I'm white & I've seen it happen. QUINTA, you are right. It's all not going to matter one day. We are all going to be judged by our hearts & not one color will be showing. YES, they have the right to protest, they have the right to march. Do I agree? Not necessarily. Nor do I agree with the NAACP. I wish all the COLOR organizations would disappear, but it's just not going to happen. I thought that MANSON was crazy about a RACE WAR, but somehow he makes more sense now than when he said those words in 1969. We haven't come far from 1964 have we? It seems like there's more division than EVER! When will it ever end? I really don't think it will. Not with comments like this. And this BLACK president is HALF-WHITE. Should be something said here, huh? But it's not recognized. I'm TIRED too!
  • by Quinta Location: Meridian on Nov 24, 2009 at 03:52 AM
    It doesn't matter whether you are white or black every student at that college is there to get an education. We are all so caught up with this racial crap until it's blinding us. We are all one nation that answer to one "GOD" despite what everyone say or feel. It's just a shame that everything is still looked at as "white" and "black". We all shall meet our maker someday, and when that day come I'm sure that he will not turn us away from his home because we are "BLACK" or "white"...... REALITY CHECK!!!!
  • by Anonymous Location: meridian on Nov 23, 2009 at 03:30 PM
    its almost 2010 and the kkk is old news. its just a hate organization and u dont see the NAACP hating against nobody or ever lynched a white person. this county need prayer, thats y its n a mess now. hate. try love. we all got to answer to one God. and u can believe that! kkk and Naacp
  • by Anonymous on Nov 23, 2009 at 03:03 PM
    These folks have the right to protest. They seemed more civil than many in the crowd. I agree with the no hood legislation. That is the law in Meridian and should be the law in the entire state.
  • by joe Location: sebastopol on Nov 23, 2009 at 02:49 PM
    michell and somebody yaw must demacrat for yaw black president.what a joke and a losers.
  • by a Location: meridian on Nov 23, 2009 at 10:16 AM
    what bothers me is that the african americans take offense to anything having to do with dixie and the rebel flag whne if they were to go back it was a wealthy bl;ack man that brought the first blacks to be sold as slaves. why do people not get up in arms about the naacp?? they are no better than the kkk!!! and as far as the president goes...yes he is black but if you truly think about it what has he done but bring this country down.
  • by Kay Location: Philadelphia, MS on Nov 23, 2009 at 09:58 AM
    there's no difference in NAACP & KKK, freedom of speech
  • by tired Location: ms on Nov 23, 2009 at 09:21 AM
    im glad they protested what is the difference between a white group of people protesting and a black group of people (naacp) dont hear everybody complaining about them go kkk!
  • by James Location: Meridian on Nov 23, 2009 at 07:52 AM
    How is that a group of scumbags like this is allowed to disrupt a college campus, even if it is a public place? Georgia handled this type of hateful display of foolishness by enacting a hooded mask law. Lawmakers, it's time we do the same. Today, we recognize that Mississippi has risen again to be a place where its Citizens have fulfilled the hope and promise of the US Constitution whereby we recognize and respect that ALL people were created equally. That is the only sense in which we recognize the idea that the South shall rise again --- Together, Black and White Americans.
  • by Michael Location: Lauderdale County on Nov 23, 2009 at 07:32 AM
    Poeple like this give all of us in the south a bad image. Losers.
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