Missouri Campus Protests

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Missouri campus protests cause university president, chancellor to step down On campus racism leads to protests and resignation of university leaders After week long campus protests at the University of Missouri campus, both the University of Missouri President Tim Wolfe, and the school’s Chancellor, R. Bowen Loftin resigned on Tuesday. The protests included a hunger strike by one of the students. The campus protests at the University of Missouri Columbia campus were brought on by African-American students at Missouri who were protesting that the school was ignoring the fact that students were openly using racial slurs, as well as other problems they faced at the college being ignored or not addressed. Protest Group brings about campus protests A protest group calling itself Concerned Student 1950 has been behind efforts to bring about change to the college. The name of the group references the fact that 1950 was the first year black students were allowed to register at the University of Missouri. The group say that racial issues on the campus goes back many years, but the basis of this current run of protests started in September.…show more content…
Other incidents at college spurred protest by students Additionally, in October, the Legion of Black Collegians was disrupted by a drunken white student as they were having their meeting. The drunken student is said to have voiced a racial slur when asked to leave the meeting. Then, in that same month, the Concerned Student 1950 group gave the school a list of demands. This list included them wanting Wolfe to apologize and be removed from office, as well as wanting more wide-ranging racial awareness and insertion of a curriculum that would be overseen by minority students and faculty. Speed of Wolfe resignation surprised many Many were surprised that Wolfe stepped down so quickly, as he had put out a statement saying he wanted to have an ongoing dialogue to address the issues on Sunday. However, things got worse for him by Saturday as 30 black football players from the Missouri Tigers team tweeted and said they would refuse to play until Wolfe stepped down from office. By Sunday the players were backed by white and black members of the team, as well as the head coach, Gary

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