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Kcrad
LSU Fan
Slidell
Member since Nov 2010
14479 posts

re: Committee tells Ole Miss to get rid of "Ole Miss", symbols, and change names

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What the? Why would Ole Miss look unprofessional?


Seriously, write University of Mississippi instead of Ole Miss on your resume.

Or you could be a complete fool and say you had a Vardaman scholarship. That would guarantee you don't get hired. If you do, you probably don't want to work there.
This post was edited on 10/13 at 2:22 pm


Dr RC
Texas A&M Fan
Dallas
Member since Aug 2011
20223 posts

re: Committee tells Ole Miss to get rid of "Ole Miss", symbols, and change names


Well I wouldn't write Ole Miss b/c it's not the school's name.

Of course if it was changed to Ole Miss like I suggested I don't see why it would be unprofessional at all.


urinetrouble
LSU Fan
Member since Oct 2007
17385 posts

re: Committee tells Ole Miss to get rid of "Ole Miss", symbols, and change names
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Yeah, I can see the point in changing that. But you sure as frick don't need a 'Sensitivity and Respect Committee' (or whatever it was) to tell you that it needs to be done.


Then why hasn't it been done yet?

Seems pretty obvious that Vardaman is not someone who should be honored in anyway.


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Fat and Happy
LSU Fan
Baton Rouge
Member since Jan 2013
3620 posts

re: Committee tells Ole Miss to get rid of "Ole Miss", symbols, and change names
Here we go again. Everything that us vanilla faces do is racist. Doesn't matter what it is, as long as an urbanite claims racism, it usually automatically becomes racist.

And if you say it's not racist, well in turn you also are racist also


Wishnitwas1998
Tennessee Fan
Walls, Ms
Member since Oct 2010
22703 posts

re: Committee tells Ole Miss to get rid of "Ole Miss", symbols, and change names
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Actions mean more than symbols.


Phil Wong
Member since Sep 2013
150 posts

re: Committee tells Ole Miss to get rid of "Ole Miss", symbols, and change names
Maybe close the school, sell everything, divide up the money for reparations?


Dead End
USA Fan
Baton Rouge
Member since Aug 2013
2898 posts

re: Committee tells Ole Miss to get rid of "Ole Miss", symbols, and change names
Marketing, too many names, and confused opposing "fans" are all BS excuses. It's simple. A small group of people are offended or pretend to be offended and they expect the majority of people to be forced to bend to their will.
It's the same as people saying we should do away with Christmas because it upsets a few people. Where does this stop?
The PC police and people in general should stop crying all the time about things that don't apply to them.
If you don't like the name Ole Miss then don't attend the school. Simple.


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JumpingTheShark
USA Fan
Uptown Dallas
Member since Nov 2012
8774 posts

re: Committee tells Ole Miss to get rid of "Ole Miss", symbols, and change names
That school keeps getting effed more and more and its unfortunate. Colonel Reb was a cool mascot....from a football standpoint I honestly don't know how they recruit black athletes.
This post was edited on 10/13 at 4:22 pm


TouchedTheAxeIn82
California Fan
Bay Area
Member since Nov 2012
565 posts

re: Committee tells Ole Miss to get rid of "Ole Miss", symbols, and change names
Dr RC has very good points about branding—it's worth noting but I don't think it's necessary to change it. Ole Miss is a strong, consistent brand even if there is some confusion. OMLandshark is right that Ole Miss is a good brand and there's nothing wrong with having a brand name that's different from the official name, but he either doesn't know anything about marketing or is just too stubborn to acknowledge Dr RC's valid points.

Cal has a similar issue. The athletic teams have always been called California or Cal, but almost nobody outside of the Bay Area knows that Cal = UC Berkeley. The academic side is now making it even worse by emphasizing the world-famous Berkeley brand and de-emphasizing University of California. But it's fine, there's no changing it. One difference between the two schools is that on the academic side, UC Berkeley doesn't use the Cal logo, but on the UofM academic site, you see the term Ole Miss in the header, and the Ole Miss logo is at the bottom of the page, so the Ole Miss brand is more general to the whole university. I like it, and I think Cal should do something similar.

However, it boggles my mind why (some) southerners cling to the Confederate flag and rebel image. Secessionists rejected the US Constitution and as such, are just as bad as the dreaded Commies. And celebrating a way of life where you profited form slave labor is pathetic. You traitors lost, get over it. So while I'm fine with the Ole Miss branding, I think the Rebel name and imagery should be changed.


QJenk
LSU Fan
Atl, Ga
Member since Jan 2013
2255 posts

re: Committee tells Ole Miss to get rid of "Ole Miss", symbols, and change names
frick ole miss/ university of Mississipp And everything associated with the school. I personally dont care if they decide to change the names or not. Alot of black students go to the school so obviously theyre not offended to much. I wonder how is james meridith honored on that campus though.


lordguill
New Orleans Saints Fan
Member since Dec 2005
21987 posts

re: Committee tells Ole Miss to get rid of "Ole Miss", symbols, and change names
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Here we go again. Everything that us vanilla faces do is racist. Doesn't matter what it is, as long as an urbanite claims racism, it usually automatically becomes racist.

And if you say it's not racist, well in turn you also are racist also



Yeah man, James Vandarman wasn't really racist at all! Everyone is just making that up.

And by using terms like "urbanite", you're just proving their point.



Old Money
LSU Fan
South Florida
Member since Sep 2012
11408 posts

re: Committee tells Ole Miss to get rid of "Ole Miss", symbols, and change names
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James Vandarman


Was he influential in OM's history?


danger14
LSU Fan
the BR
Member since Mar 2007
219 posts

re: Committee tells Ole Miss to get rid of "Ole Miss", symbols, and change names
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However, it boggles my mind why (some) southerners cling to the Confederate flag and rebel image. Secessionists rejected the US Constitution and as such, are just as bad as the dreaded Commies. And celebrating a way of life where you profited form slave labor is pathetic. You traitors lost, get over it. So while I'm fine with the Ole Miss branding, I think the Rebel name and imagery should be changed.


No one is clinging to slavery. What you have to understand is all these schools in the southeast were founded in the late 1800's. Therefore a lot of traditions remain from that time period. No one had a problem with these things for almost 150 years . Why now? Why does every detail of that time period have to be about slavery?


Phideaux
Col. of Charleston Fan
At Bob Ellis
Member since May 2008
1845 posts

re: Committee tells Ole Miss to get rid of "Ole Miss", symbols, and change names
I do not care what the do in Oxford. What I do not understand is people who apply today's mindset against what people did 150 - 200 yrs ago.

There are buildings named after people on various college properties because they like endowed them with land and or money.

Duke should be shuttered because big tobacco while we ae at it. MTSU better look in the rearview mirror becaus ethe sensitivity committee will go there next.

Why do people still celebrate Columbus Day? Didn't he kill Indians and steal their lands?


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Pepperidge
LSU Fan
Slidell
Member since Apr 2011
2457 posts

re: Committee tells Ole Miss to get rid of "Ole Miss", symbols, and change names
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However, it boggles my mind why (some) southerners cling to the Confederate flag and rebel image. Secessionists rejected the US Constitution and as such, are just as bad as the dreaded Commies. And celebrating a way of life where you profited form slave labor is pathetic. You traitors lost, get over it.


you are clueless...


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FlagLake
LSU Fan
"Da Ship"
Member since Feb 2006
939 posts

re: Committee tells Ole Miss to get rid of "Ole Miss", symbols, and change names
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That school keeps getting effed more and more and its unfortunate. Colonel Reb was a cool mascot....from a football standpoint I honestly don't know how they recruit black athletes.


Because the majority of high school students these days know jack shite about recent history much less history that took place over 150 years ago.


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itawambadog
Mississippi St. Fan
America, F Yeah!
Member since Nov 2007
20329 posts

re: Committee tells Ole Miss to get rid of "Ole Miss", symbols, and change names
I wonder if the town of Vardaman is named after this same fellow?


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lordguill
New Orleans Saints Fan
Member since Dec 2005
21987 posts

re: Committee tells Ole Miss to get rid of "Ole Miss", symbols, and change names
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Was he influential in OM's history?





From what I can tell, he was a southern politician who was only famous for being racist. His nickname was "The Great White Chief".

It's odd that an educational institution names a building after him, when he was vehemently against blacks being educated.
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Toddy
Ole Miss Fan
Atlanta
Member since Jul 2010
21243 posts

re: Committee tells Ole Miss to get rid of "Ole Miss", symbols, and change names
No where in that article did I read they suggested getting rid of the name "Ole Miss". Your OP is a lie.


iluvdatiger
LSU Fan
Ridgeland, MS
Member since Jan 2004
39721 posts

re: Committee tells Ole Miss to get rid of "Ole Miss", symbols, and change names
I can understand changing the name of Vardaman Hall, but removing "Ole Miss" from everything and insisting on The University of Mississippi is just silly.


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