Don't you love it went ignorant, hateful people make total asses out of themselves? Me too, which is why instead of feeling shock and outrage at the anti-Obama "riot" that broke out early this morning at the University of Mississippi, I almost just want laugh instead because it was so pathetic on so many levels.
According to reports, after the election results were in, anti-Obama sentiments started spreading online, and soon there were rumors of a riot. So shortly before midnight somewhere between 300-400 students gathered to see what went down. But it seems like there wasn't much to see.
While there were some reports of racial slurs, and an Obama sign may have been lit on fire, it was far from a riot. It was more like a bunch of smoke from a small group of kids showing their ignorance. In an article titled, "Ole Miss Students Weren't Very Good at Rioting Over Obama," The Atlantic broke down what really happened:
" ... judging by the raw video of the incident it seems more like a few drunk college students acting like idiots alongside even more kids who just wanted to see what all the fuss was about. Twitter user @BIGSMOOV012 posted a picture of a "riot breaking out," but it mostly just looks like a bunch of kids standing harmlessly on a street corner."
It just goes to show how people can talk so big online but when it comes to taking action, they're actually big cowards. Their pathetic "riot" was almost as sad as the ignorance of racists and the appetite of the general public to turn something small into a full-blown "riot".
Perhaps saddest of all is the fact that with such a tarnished history when it comes to race relations (it was just over 50 years ago that violent riots broke out over the enrollment of the university's first black student), the University of Mississippi is now tarnished once again for actions of these few stupid students who can't even riot well.
What do you think of the University of Mississippi "riots"?
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