October 28, 2020

Ole Miss student group seeks to remove Confederate monument

A student government group at the University of Mississippi is calling for the relocation of a Confederate monument to the Confederate cemetery on campus.

The Associated Student Body Senate resolution passed the ASB Rules Committee on Thursday.

The full Senate will hold a final vote at its meeting Tuesday.

The Daily Mississippian reports the resolution states that the Confederate ideology “violates the tenets of the University Creed” and the monument’s current placement on The Circle undermines the school’s mission “to maintain an inclusive and safe environment.”

ASB Sen. Katie Dames, one of the resolution’s authors, says she’s “excited to introduce potential for a positive transformation on this campus.”

The school administration did not respond to a request for comment.