The Legacy of Ida B. Wells and the Struggle for Racial Justice at ‘Ole Miss’

Michelle Duster
Apr 28, 2019 - 5:00

In September 2018, Ed Meek wrote a Facebook post that targeted Black students at the University of Mississippi. Meek, a wealthy white donor to "Ole Miss" implied that the presence of Black students at the university would result in a "3 percent decline in enrollment" and that "real estate values will plummet." He juxtaposed this racially-coded language with images that singled out Black women. The fact that the school of journalism bore his name following a  

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