Black People : The Incident You Have To See To Understand Why Students Wanted Mizzou's President To Go

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  1. OldSoul

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    When students at the University of Missouri started a petition calling for the system's president, Tim Wolfe, to resign, it was not simply because he hadn't done enough to address racism on campus. The petition clearly stated students were outraged that Wolfe sat in silence while his driver clipped at least one protester with a car during a demonstration weeks earlier.

    On Oct. 10, a group of black students interrupted the Mizzou homecoming parade. Wearing T-shirts that read "1839 Was Built On My B(l)ack," referring to Mizzou's founding and slave labor, the students stopped right in front of the convertible that Wolfe was traveling in as he waved to parade watchers. The students took out a megaphone and one by one began speaking about incidents of systemic and anecdotal racism from the founding year 1839 through 2015.

    A crowd of mostly white people watching the parade began to yell at the black students within one minute to "move on" and get out of the street. Many chanted "M-I-Z, Z-O-U" in an attempt to drown out the activists.


    Video above, from the Columbia Missourian, shows the emotional state the activists were in after their demonstration. Jonathan Butler, who would later start a hunger strike in protest, shouts on the megaphone, "We will not continue to be called ni$$ers on this campus, believe that!"
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    Good drop, thanks for sharing.


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