The University of Mississippi student Senate voted Tuesday night to call for the removal of the state flag — which contains the Confederate battle flag — from university grounds.
The measure passed 33-15 with one abstention. All 49 senators were present.
“It’s just overwhelming to know that the voices of students that are affected by this image, that feel excluded by this image, that are hurt by the symbol, that their voices were heard,” said Sen. Allen Coon, co-author of the resolution, after the vote. “It means that we truly are taking steps toward progress, that we care about change, that we care about students and that we respect difference.”
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