Jordan Samson takes a knee...
|(Image courtesy of Ole Miss News)|
While this is commendable, it's unclear if this is just to minimize the ruination of his life, or if he really sincerely has had a change of heart over his comments. Folks, you know what I just noticed about those comments? They tie Andrew Soper, Dylan Wood and Jordan Samson all together. Take a look. Samson's comments came under a post originally made by Soper. Wood was also commenting in the thread., right above Samson. You know what I think? I think this is some fraternity bullshit right here. Right bros? Via Ole Miss News:
"Jordan Samson, the University of Mississippi student who posted a racist comment on social media last month, has issued a public apology, voluntarily withdrawn from classes and given the university permission to share this information.
“We as a university condemn the use of language that is threatening or racist, and we are committed to protecting our students and faculty. We also believe in the power of higher education to transform individuals,” Chancellor Jeffrey Vitter said.
“Even though the social media comment he made may have been protected expression, Jordan wanted to take responsibility for the impact of his post on our community,” said Brandi Hephner LaBanc, vice chancellor for student affairs.
“Therefore, he has willingly agreed to take the educational and reparative steps that the University of Mississippi believes are necessary to help restore a healthy and productive environment for all members of our community, including Jordan,” Hephner LaBanc said.
While Samson has withdrawn from the university, he will remain in the campus community this fall and work closely with the staff of the William Winter Institute for Racial Reconciliation and the Center for Inclusion and Cross Cultural Engagement. In collaboration with campus entities devoted to working against bias, the institute staff and Samson will develop a plan that will provide him with learning opportunities and restorative justice activities."
It appears as though Samson has deleted his Facebook account. That's a step in the right direction.
Restoring the honor!