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Shiner Bock Aggie
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1985
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517 posts

Ole Miss fans and wealth?

Mississippi is the poorest state in the nation. Why does Ole Miss have the perception of a wealthy school when the state as a whole is poor?

Is this a facade and most rich alums are from out of state or is almost all wealth in the state associated with Ole Miss?


Volmanac
Tennessee Fan
Nashville, TN
Member since May 2009
7733 posts

It's a napoleon complex. Ole Miss sucks. The state sucks. So they cope by having a really snobby attitude in the face of it.


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genro
Member since Nov 2011
61788 posts

Old money


Slippery Slope
Mississippi St. Fan
Because Memphis
Member since Nov 2010
20335 posts

There is a huge disparity of wealth in MS.


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Latarian
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Member since Jul 2010
26856 posts

$30,000 millionaires


NYCAuburn
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Member since Feb 2011
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but they bring silver to tailgates


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Henry Jones Jr
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Member since Jun 2011
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Ole Miss has more out of state money. Plus all the doctors in the state and a good portion of lawyers graduate from Ole Miss. Also have a decent amount of graduates high up in the political spectrum.


MaroonNation
Mississippi St. Fan
StarkVegas, Mississippi, Bitch!
Member since Nov 2010
21841 posts

Because only poor people in MS are poor. Most Mississippians are hard working middle class folks. I guarantee there are four times the amount of poor people in TX than MS has. Our population is just so tiny that statistics really stick out.

There are places in MS that are just as affluent as what TX has. But no one does studies or articles on those places
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NYCAuburn
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Plus all the doctors in the state and a good portion of lawyers graduate from Ole Miss


Being a doctor or lawyer does not mean you are wealthy, FWIW


Al Bundy Bulldog
Mississippi St. Fan
The Grindfather
Member since Dec 2010
35515 posts

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Also have a decent amount of graduates high up in the political spectrum.


Not so much as in the past.

Phil Bryant is an USM grad, and Tate Reeves is a Milsaps grad and State fan.

The Ole Miss law school Good Ole Boy network in State politics in Mississippi is beginning to shrink.

ETA: Both MS US Sentators are Ole Miss Grads, but none of the US State Reps from Mississippi are.
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BAMAisDIESEL09
Member since Jul 2012
2658 posts

It may have to do with the big greek life scene they have on campus? When I went to BAMA, a lot of the people in my fraternity, and involved in greek life in general, acted rich and snobby. Now half of them are bartenders/bouncers in Tuscaloosa or still looking for jobs. Not being a dick but its true.


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Rebelgator
Montana Fan
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Member since Mar 2010
39543 posts

Oh just shut the frick up now, Al.


Anyway, a lot of out of state students have money. There are some in state kids with it too. What of it?


Shiner Bock Aggie
Elon Fan
1985
Member since Aug 2008
517 posts

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I guarantee there are four times the amount of poor people in TX than MS has.


Texas would have more in the aggregate, but not in the propotion as Mississippi. In Texas there is also a large immigrant population that is still integrating itself into the US economic system. That's not really true in Mississippi.

Just seems strange that there is so much widespread generational poverty in the state, but the most well known instituiton in the state is known as a wealthy oasis.


Darth Slive
Texas A&M Fan
New Braunfels, Texas
Member since Jul 2012
499 posts

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I guarantee there are four times the amount of poor people in TX than MS has


26,000,000 compared to 3,000,000 says you're right. That still makes you very poor. Mississippi=the poors.

All BS aside, Mississippi of top heavy with money. Just watch "The Help" and it's easy to see why.


BigAggie06
Texas A&M Fan
Houston
Member since Aug 2011
952 posts

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I guarantee there are four times the amount of poor people in TX than MS has


That would be pretty good considering Texas has 10x the population ...


Klark Kent
LSU Fan
Houston via BR
Member since Jan 2008
60935 posts

it's kind of like being the tallest midget in the circus.


Slippery Slope
Mississippi St. Fan
Because Memphis
Member since Nov 2010
20335 posts

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Klark Kent


this fricking guy is a riot.

All of his jokes are new and refreshing.


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trillhog
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19407 posts

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Old money




keep telling yourself that


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MaroonNation
Mississippi St. Fan
StarkVegas, Mississippi, Bitch!
Member since Nov 2010
21841 posts

You ever been to MS? Go to Carthage or Morton/Forest where a majority of the town are immigrants working for chicken plants.


Al Bundy Bulldog
Mississippi St. Fan
The Grindfather
Member since Dec 2010
35515 posts

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Anyway, a lot of out of state students have money


They do, and they can't get into Tennessee, Texas, Georgia or other big Universities where they live so they settle for Ole Miss and try to act like they run the university and they are filthy rich.

The best people at Ole Miss are Mississippi students, out of state students at Ole Miss act so freaking snobby and fake its unbearable.


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