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    Patrick Ewing and the KKK.

    Funny how these recruits think. He went to G Town because there was a KKK rally when he went ot Chapel Hill. Someone forward this story to Rashad Vaughn. J/KY! SPORTS


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    Re: Patrick Ewing and the KKK.

    Quote Originally Posted by Knownothing View Post
    Funny how these recruits think. He went to G Town because there was a KKK rally when he went ot Chapel Hill. Someone forward this story to Rashad Vaughn. J/KY! SPORTS
    I like how he could have chosen another school as well and Dean Smith said....no if youre not going here, go to GTown. Unfortunately that reminds me of Tim Floyd all too much.



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    Re: Patrick Ewing and the KKK.

    Hard to blame him. I would think that would create quite the negative impression.



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    Quote Originally Posted by Cyclonepride View Post
    Hard to blame him. I would think that would create quite the negative impression.
    Yeah I can't imagine that would give someone a warm fuzzy feeling, doesn't seem too funny.



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    Re: Patrick Ewing and the KKK.

    Don't give squawk fans attending ISU any ideas...


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    Re: Patrick Ewing and the KKK.

    Quote Originally Posted by VeloClone View Post
    Don't give squawk fans attending ISU any ideas...
    Or the racists on twitter threatening to kill EJ.



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    Quote Originally Posted by Knownothing View Post
    Funny how these recruits think. He went to G Town because there was a KKK rally when he went ot Chapel Hill. Someone forward this story to Rashad Vaughn. J/KY! SPORTS
    I've always found it remarkable that talented young black athletes would chose programs like Ole Miss or Georgia (among some other SEC programs) where you so often see Southern Cross flags flying around. I know Athens is pretty progressive but man, Oxford, Starkville, Tuscaloosa? Call me an ignorant Yankee but it seems like football would have to be the absolute ONLY thing in your life to choose Oxford, Mississippi.


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    Re: Patrick Ewing and the KKK.

    Quote Originally Posted by weR138 View Post
    I've always found it remarkable that talented young black athletes would chose programs like Ole Miss or Georgia (among some other SEC programs) where you so often see Southern Cross flags flying around. I know Athens is pretty progressive but man, Oxford, Starkville, Tuscaloosa? Call me an ignorant Yankee but it seems like football would have to be the absolute ONLY thing in your life to choose Oxford, Mississippi.
    I've always wondered what its said to a young African-American athlete when they visit Iowa State and realize Jack Trice is the ONLY Division 1 football stadium named after an African-American.



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    Re: Patrick Ewing and the KKK.

    Quote Originally Posted by weR138 View Post
    I've always found it remarkable that talented young black athletes would chose programs like Ole Miss or Georgia (among some other SEC programs) where you so often see Southern Cross flags flying around. I know Athens is pretty progressive but man, Oxford, Starkville, Tuscaloosa? Call me an ignorant Yankee but it seems like football would have to be the absolute ONLY thing in your life to choose Oxford, Mississippi.
    Oxford, MS is a beautiful town, all the people are very nice, have a great school atmosphere and Saturday's there during football season kick-***!



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    Re: Patrick Ewing and the KKK.

    Quote Originally Posted by weR138 View Post
    I've always found it remarkable that talented young black athletes would chose programs like Ole Miss or Georgia (among some other SEC programs) where you so often see Southern Cross flags flying around. I know Athens is pretty progressive but man, Oxford, Starkville, Tuscaloosa? Call me an ignorant Yankee but it seems like football would have to be the absolute ONLY thing in your life to choose Oxford, Mississippi.
    Ironically enough most southern blacks seem to be less sensitive about racism. It is usually Northerners like Al Sharpton and Jessie Jackson (spent most of adult life in Northern sates) who like to beat the racism drum. If you grow up in Mississippi you don't even seem to notice.



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    Quote Originally Posted by Tank View Post
    Oxford, MS is a beautiful town, all the people are very nice, have a great school atmosphere and Saturday's there during football season kick-***!
    Oh, I have no doubt...if you're white. I saw a piece on The Grove, it looked awesome...and completely white. I've also seen Southern Cross flags flying around in their nice stadium. I wonder if all those nice people in Oxford could tell you when Ole Miss was integrated and how that all went down.


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    Quote Originally Posted by intrepid27 View Post
    Ironically enough most southern blacks seem to be less sensitive about racism. It is usually Northerners like Al Sharpton and Jessie Jackson (spent most of adult life in Northern sates) who like to beat the racism drum. If you grow up in Mississippi you don't even seem to notice.
    Racism: Eventually you'll just get used to it.



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    Re: Patrick Ewing and the KKK.

    Quote Originally Posted by weR138 View Post
    Oh, I have no doubt...if you're white. I saw a piece on The Grove, it looked awesome...and completely white. I've also seen Southern Cross flags flying around in their nice stadium. I wonder if all those nice people in Oxford could tell you when Ole Miss was integrated and how that all went down.
    I lived just outside of Oxford up until this past January and there were just as many black people as there were white people in the Grove on Saturdays and at the games. Everybody was very nice to each other and there were no signs of racism on game day.

    Now, I am not saying there is no racism in the south, b/c there def is (as there is in the north) but to South, the Stars and Bars are not about racism but about Southern Pride and Heritage. That pride is for both blacks and whites b/c I saw black people also waving or wearing the Confederate flag in Oxford.

    It is just a different culture and way of life in the south.



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    Re: Patrick Ewing and the KKK.

    Quote Originally Posted by Tank View Post
    I lived just outside of Oxford up until this past January and there were just as many black people as there were white people in the Grove on Saturdays and at the games. Everybody was very nice to each other and there were no signs of racism on game day.

    Now, I am not saying there is no racism in the south, b/c there def is (as there is in the north) but to South, the Stars and Bars are not about racism but about Southern Pride and Heritage. That pride is for both blacks and whites b/c I saw black people also waving or wearing the Confederate flag in Oxford.

    It is just a different culture and way of life in the south.
    I'm sure this is all true but it doesn't make it less strange to me. Trust me, I've seen the "Heritage Not Hate" bumper sticker many times having lived in NC. To me the Southern Cross (which is the battle flag and not the same as the Stars & Bars, which is the national flag) is a symbol of the military actions of the Confederate Army which killed thousands of Americans including Iowans and had as its core purpose to facilitate the split of the Confederate States so that they could keep their slaves and continue slavery as a legal endeavor.

    Add that to the relatively recent and acrimonious integration of Ole Miss and it just seems to be an unsavory situation.

    But like I said, I'm an ignorant Yankee. My team struggles and our stadium is named after a black man...


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    Re: Patrick Ewing and the KKK.

    Quote Originally Posted by weR138 View Post
    To me the Southern Cross (which is the battle flag and not the same as the Stars & Bars, which is the national flag) is a symbol of the military actions of the Confederate Army which killed thousands of Americans including Iowans and had as its core purpose to facilitate the split of the Confederate States so that they could keep their slaves and continue slavery as a legal endeavor.
    As you say, that's what it means to YOU but I would think your opinion matters much less than those who live there.



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