Ole Miss supports removing Confederate battle flag from state flag

Updated: Jun. 23, 2015 at 10:37 PM CDT
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OXFORD, MS (WLOX) - The University of Mississippi is standing behind state leaders who want to see the Confederate battle flag removed from the Mississippi state flag.

Acting Chancellor Morris Stocks said the flag does not represent many of the university's core values, such as civility and respect for others.

"The University of Mississippi community came to the realization years ago that the confederate battle flag did not represent many of our core values such as civility and respect for others," said Stocks in a statement to the media. "Since that time, we have become a stronger and better university. We join other leaders in our state who are calling for a change in the state flag."

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