University of Mississippi police officers lowered and furled the Mississippi state flag in a ceremony Monday morning.
Interim Chancellor Morris Stocks released the following statement Monday:
“As Mississippi’s flagship university, we have a deep love and respect for our state. Because the flag remains Mississippi’s official banner, this was a hard decision. I understand the flag represents tradition and honor to some. But to others, the flag means that some members of the Ole Miss family are not welcomed or valued. That is why the university faculty, staff and leadership have united behind this student-led initiative.”
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