U. of Mississippi Offers Reward for Information on Alleged Racial Incident

February 18, 2014

The University of Mississippi is offering a $25,000 reward for information about an incident early Sunday morning in which two men allegedly defaced a campus statue of James Meredith while yelling racial slurs. According to the university's statement, the statue of Meredith, who integrated the institution more than 50 years ago, "had been draped with a noose and an old Georgia state flag, and the men were heard shouting racial slurs." "These individuals chose our university’s most visible symbol of unity and educational accessibility to express their disagreement with our values," Chancellor Dan Jones said in a prepared statement.

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