The Southeastern Conference threatened to ban championship events from being held in Mississippi unless the state changes its flag.
“It is past time for change to be made to the Flag of the State of Mississippi,” Commissioner Greg Sankey wrote on Twitter. “Our students deserve an opportunity to learn and compete in environments that are inclusive and welcoming to all.”
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“In the event there is no change, there will be consideration of precluding Southeastern Conference championship events from being conducted in the State of Mississippi until the state flag is changed,” he added.
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Ole Miss leaders released the following statement:
“The University of Mississippi community concluded years ago that the Confederate battle flag did not represent many of our core values, such as civility and respect for others,” the joint Ole Miss statement read. “Mississippi needs a flag that represents the qualities about our state that unite us, not those that still divide us. We support the SEC’s position for changing the Mississippi state flag to an image that is more welcoming and inclusive for all people.”
Mississippi State University president Mark Keenum praised the SEC commissioner’s threat.
“On June 12, I wrote to the governor, lieutenant governor and speaker of the Mississippi House reaffirming that support,” Keenum wrote. “The letter said, in part, that our flag should be unifying, not a symbol that divides us. I emphasized that it is time for a renewed, respectful debate on this issue.”
If the SEC is going to demand Mississippi change its state flag, shouldn’t they also demand that Ole Miss Rebels change its name and its mascot?
Statement from @SEC Commissioner @GregSankey on State of Mississippi flag pic.twitter.com/BR5Ei1l17X
— Southeastern Conference (@SEC) June 18, 2020
Here’s the full statement from Mississippi State President Mark Keenum on SEC Commissioner Greg Sankey’s announcement regarding the Mississippi state flag. pic.twitter.com/AvMLQLLlzs
— Ross Dellenger (@RossDellenger) June 18, 2020