Ole Miss faculty members upset with McDaniel comment

Some University of Mississippi faculty members say they felt threatened by a recent Facebook post written by State Senator Chris McDaniel, though he says his words were misinterpreted.

After a large state flag made an appearance in Vaught-Hemingway Stadium Sept. 17, McDaniel wrote a Facebook post voicing his opinion of what he perceived as an act of censorship after the flag and smaller flags confiscated that day….

…McDaniel clarified his message by saying that there was no reason to feel threatened.

“A university, first and foremost, is to act as a marketplace of ideas,” McDaniel said. “In no way am I advocating violence. If [the stadium and faculty] is advocating censorship, maybe it’s just as problematic as violence in this regard.

Oxford Eagle
9/26/16