Black Sports : Missouri situation shows power of sports to bring enormous change

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    In the Spirit of Black Unity,



    Missouri situation shows power of sports to bring enormous change



    ... When the Missouri Tigers announced over the weekend that they would not practice, would not lift weights, would not watch film and will not play a game until Wolfe resigned, this exploded into a hot-button national story. National news organizations flocked to campus and set up shop, with live shots against a backdrop of a protestor tent city next to the school’s iconic columns. Not ideal optics for the school president to contend with.

    And by mid-morning Monday in central Missouri, Wolfe was done contending. He was instead tendering his resignation.

    No way that happens this fast without the leverage the football team provided. They were big men on campus, indeed. College athletes should feel empowered by what happened at Missouri – although with great power also comes great responsibility to use it wisely and appropriately ...


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    University of Missouri president resigns amid protests by student-athletes
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    University of Missouri system President Tim Wolfe announces his resignation from office, Monday, Nov. 9, 2015

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    Mizzou And Yale Show Why It’s Time To Burn Universities To The Ground




    ... The universities have done this to themselves. They created the whole phenomenon of modern identity politics and Politically Correct rules to limit speech. They have fostered a totalitarian microculture in which conformity to those rules is considered natural and expected. Now that system is starting to eat them alive, from elite universities like Yale, all the way down to, er, less-than-elite ones like Mizzou.

    They created this Frankenstein monster, and it’s up to them to kill it before it kills them ...



    http://thefederalist.com/2015/11/09...-time-to-burn-the-universities-to-the-ground/

    Mizzou Shows Why We Should Burn Down the Universities

    Capitulation to student protests at Mizzou and Yale show how universities now exist to instill political conformity rather than to teach.
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    University of Missouri professor calls for 'muscle' against reporter as tensions with media rise



    Video of a tense exchange between reporters and protestors on Monday at the University Missouri has caught widespread attention after a communications professor called for "muscle" to remove a cameraman.

    The scene happened on the university's campus at a demonstration by Concerned Student 1950, a student group that has been calling attention to racial issues at the university and demanding the resignation of university administrators.

    Tim Wolfe, president of the University of Missouri system, and Chancellor R. Bowen Loftin have agreed to step down ...



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    University of Missouri professor calls for 'muscle' against reporter as tensions with media rise

    Video of a tense exchange between reporters and protesters at the University Missouri has caught widespread attention.
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    Missouri Hunger Strike Student Jonathan Butler Speaks Out



    ... Butler, who ended his strike today, asked students and the media to not focus on his hunger strike, but instead on the issues that made students feel this action was necessary.

    Butler is a member of the ConcernedStudent1950 protest organization, which says it has represented every black student at the university since 1950, when the first black student was admitted. The group released a list of demands Oct. 20 that included Wolfe's removal, as a part of a protest over the way the university handles racial harassment. Butler's hunger strike was in support of that protest ...


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    Missouri Hunger Strike Student Jonathan Butler Speaks Out

    Jonathan Butler's protest came after the school was criticized for not taking action in a series of recent alleged racial incidents, including one involving the student body president. Butler, who ended his strike today, asked students and the...
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    University of Missouri president resigns amid more student athlete activism



    ... “If there is one large takeaway from all that has gone on at Mizzou in the past few days, it’s that student-athletes, and football players in particular, are no longer just names and numbers,” the online sports website Bleacher Report wrote Monday. “They are a powerful group that is just scratching the surface on their potential for societal change inside and outside their university communities. More to the point, players are now combining that power with an unfiltered medium in social media” ...


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    University of Missouri president resigns amid more student athlete activism

    Members of the football team were among the student and faculty groups demanding that University of Missouri President Tim Wolfe step down in the wake of what they said was an inadequate response to racial incidents.
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    Suspect Identified After Allegedly Posting Terrorist Threats to Missouri Campus


    The man who allegedly made online threats at the University of Missouri campus has been identified.

    Hunter Park, 19, was arrested at 1:50 a.m. for making a terrorist threat, the University of Missouri Police Department said in a statement. Park posted the threats on the social media app Yik Yak ...




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    2 Arrested for Allegedly Making Terrorist Threats Amid University of Missouri Turmoil

    Two teens were arrested Wednesday for allegedly making terroristic threats -- including at least one that was racially charged -- in the wake of rising racial turmoil at the University of Missouri, police said. Hunter Park, 19, was arrested at...
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    Missouri police arrest man after threat to shoot black students


    ... Police arrested Hunter M. Park in Rolla, Missouri, which is about 95 miles (150 km) south of Columbia, at about 1:50 a.m. local time (0750 GMT).

    Park is a sophomore at Missouri University of Science and Technology (S&T) in Rolla, which is part of the University of Missouri System, according to a spokeswoman at the Rolla campus. He is studying computer science ...



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    Missouri police arrest man after threat to shoot black students

    By Anthony Romano and Madi Alexander COLUMBIA, Mo. (Reuters) - Police arrested a 19-year-old white man on Wednesday on suspicion of making threats on social media to shoot black people at the University of Missouri's main Columbia campus, two...
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    Hunter Park is pictured in this undated booking photo provided by Boone County Sheriff's Department in Missouri. Park, was in custody on November 11, 2015, for making online threats to shoot black students at the University of Missouri following racial protests that prompted the school's president and chancellor to step down this week, campus police said. REUTERS/Boone County Sheriff's Department/Handout via Reuters


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    Missouri releases photo of feces-smeared swastika (Photo)


    The University of Missouri has released a police report and photos of the swastika drawn in feces on the wall of a university dorm bathroom.

    The Federalist submitted a public records request after it asserted that the feces-stained symbol, which has been a catalyst for protests on the Missouri’s flagship campus in Columbia, was a hoax ...

    Police deemed the incident a hate crime and initially termed it “vandalism.” However, police reclassified the markings as “tampering” because they did not do permanent damage to the bathroom ...



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    Missouri releases photo of feces-smeared swastika (Photo)

    After questions about the validity of the vandalism, Missouri releases the police report and photos.
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    University of Missouri names former civil rights lawyer as interim president


    The University of Missouri System Board of Curators appointed Mike Middleton as interim system president on Thursday, after Tim Wolfe resigned from his position earlier this week under pressure in regards to recent racially charged incidents on campus ...


    http://mashable.com/2015/11/12/university-of-missouri-interim-president/#ZZ46da1f.qqy

    University of Missouri names former civil rights lawyer as interim president

    Mike Middleton, a graduate and former professor of the University of Missouri's law school, replaces Tim Wolfe.
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    Obama praises Mizzou protesters — but hopes they listen too


    President Obama says he supports the protesters at the University of Missouri for speaking out against the racism they say they’ve experienced on their campus.


    But he wants to make sure they remain open to engaging in a dialogue — and not simply dismissing those with whom they disagree ...

    https://www.yahoo.com/politics/obama-on-mizzou-protests-165057485.html

    Obama praises Mizzou protesters — but hopes they listen too

    President Obama says he supports the protesters at the University of Missouri for speaking out against the racism they say they’ve experienced on their campus. “The civil rights movement happened because there was civil disobedience, because...
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