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The recent media hype on a University that has coped with racism for decades and continues the battle shows more about who the University of Missouri is and just how much political power the student body can show. Knowing Mizzou is knowing it's history. The ConcernedStudent1950 is about the historical date of the first Black American attending the University. Imagine a young Black American entering a student body in an area of deep rooted racism. Many students attended high schools and never had a Black student, so now the young person attends a potential volatile environment agitated by race differences. As time went on to todays age, racism still lurks in deep dark recesses around Mizzou and in Missouri. Not unlike other States with similar issues, but the credible difference here at Mizzou, the Student Body reacted with "Enough is Enough" and "No More". The ignorant people riding in the back of pick-ups displaying Confederate Battle Flags are seeing an uprising of the Mizzou Student Body and the group who calls themselves the ConcernedStudent1950. Alongside the uprising, we have the entire football sports program in harmony standing as one with the student body. Now that is student power and now this morning the University President resigns and possibly under pressure by the Curators meeting. Missouri has a Democratic Governor (who appoints all the curators at Mizzou) and some very vocal Democratic politicians that work in a highly Republican majority. Much of Missouri is Republican, but now even after Ferguson, Missouri politics are under the microscope and Mizzou's stand against racism has launched the entire country and other Universities and Colleges to review their policy on racism.
Some more history on Mizzou is it's curriculum in Journalism. Mizzou is a top five school in the nation in Journalism and third in ranking behind Berkeley and Stanford. Additionally, Mizzou lays claim to being the FIRST school of Journalism in the World. So, what does a Journalism school mean when battling racism.........a lot. Think of a future reporter, newscaster or communications graduate having he opportunity to dig up dirt in a racist environment. Think of the recent Anonymous Hacker Group releasing all the names of KKK and what that does to attack racism. I would not be surprised to learn that some of the Anonymous may be at Mizzou...........good. Mizzou attacking racism is a herald event and will be felt across America.