The racial history of Ole Miss is not a happy one.
This was one of those universities, after all, that had to be desegregated by force. In 1963, President John F. Kennedy had to call out the troops so that James Meredith could go to class at the University of Mississippi.
Today, however, another vestige of the Old South bit the dust. The students voted to do away with their mascot, known as Colonel Reb. Read the Washington Post story about it here.