White Male University Of Mississippi Students Posed with Guns in Front of Emmett Till Sign

***Warning: graphic topics of violence and racism*** On July 25, 2019 ProPublica unveiled an Instagram photo posted of three young white men in front of Emmett Till’s sign commemorating his brutal death and the ignition of the Civil Rights Movement. The students were suspended on Wednesday from their fraternity, Kappa Alpha, a historically racist institution, amidst the outcry from the ProPublica news article. University of Mississippi’s spokesman Rod Guajardo stated that the student’s photo is “offensive and hurtful” but it did “not violate the school’s code of conduct.” Someone reported the disturbing image to Ole Miss Office of Student Conduct,  and the complaint states, “The photo is on Instagram with hundreds of ‘likes,’ and no one said a thing […] I cannot tell Ole Miss what to do, I just thought it should be brought to your attention.” Their actions reporting the Instagram photo, with 274 likes, is the reason the university and the public were made aware of the issue. The photo was posted by Ben LeClere on his private Instagram account in March 2018 for John Lowe’s birthday with the caption “one of Memphis’s finest and the worst influence I’ve ever met.” This picture eerily echoes the distributing […]

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