Controversy, Discrimination, Drama, Education/Schools, Election 2012, Politics, Prejudice, President Obama, Protest/Boycott, Racist

Mississippi Still Racist in 2012!

About 600 ‘Ole Miss’ students gathered Wednesday for the “We Are One Mississippi” counter-protest. Racial slurs were used when about 400 students gathered to protest President Obama’s re-election Tuesday night. The Tuesday night protest grew to about 400 students after Obama was re-elected.

Some shouted, “The South will rise again” during the protest, eyewitnesses and university police officials told The Clarion-Ledger. Others used racial slurs. An Obama campaign sign was also burned.

University of Mississippi students held a candlelight march to protest a spontaneous anti-Obama demonstration on Election Night that turned ugly when some students shouted racial slurs.

Ole Miss is still grappling with its legacy as the setting of racial riots in 1962 after James H. Meredith was enrolled as the school’s first black student. Two people were killed in the violent protests, which forced President John F. Kennedy to send in federal troops.

“It just makes me angry that we’re celebrating 50 years of integration yet people decided to be stupid last night and throw a fit over the election,” student Jordan Price told WREG.

“There’s no place for something like this in our school,” student Mackenzie Widder said.

School and police officials told The Clarion-Ledger that some reports, including those describing the demonstration as a “riot,” were exaggerated.

Dean of Students Sparky Reardon said: “There were tens of thousands of other Ole Miss students who were studying or working for campus media or attending election watch parties. They were busy doing what Ole Miss does best”

 The school is working on an appropriate response to the incident.

All of this took place because President Barack Obama was re-elected for a second term? What did they do four years ago when he was elected?

Controversy, Education/Schools, Food and Dining, Michelle Obama, Protest/Boycott

Children across America are Hungry – and they’re blaming it on Michelle Obama

Students across the country are complaining and protesting the new school lunch regulations pushed by Michelle Obama. The new menu is mandated by the United States Department of Agriculture and its initiative was heavily promoted by first lady, Michelle.

All across the country, students are unhappy with the new calorie and protein limit on school lunches; it caps the number of lunch calories for students in kindergarten through fifth grade at 650, and at 700 calories for grades six through eight. High school lunches can contain no more than 850 calories.

The law calls for larger portions of fruits and vegetables, more whole grains, less sodium, and the elimination of trans fat in lunches. Schools may serve only nonfat or low-fat milk.

Schools across the country are reporting students who are unhappy with the new rules, they’re seeing it as; forced starvation diets.

In the you tube video posted of the protest, the students argue that the low-calorie lunches are not enough to meet the physical needs of growing teenagers.

See the protest video here!!