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Mizzou's President resigns........about time

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  • Democrat
    Missouri
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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.

    Go MIZZOU!

  • Strongly Liberal Democrat
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    Portland, OR
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    The state of Missouri definitely has some major problems with regards to racism and it's not just at its flagship university.

    The President was forced to resign because the school was about to lose a whole lot of money after the football team said they were done playing until he left. Money talks and that's what eventually forced him out.

    It's important to talk about why he was forced out though. He was forced out because he wasn't taking the rampant racism permeating throughout the campus he was president of seriously. Not just that, but he gave multiple quotes basically blaming African Americans for bringing it up in the first place. If he took their complaints seriously and didn't blame them for the racist acts against them then he would probably still have a job.

  • Independent
    Ft.myers, FL
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    jaredsxtn Wrote:

    The state of Missouri definitely has some major problems with regards to racism and it's not just at its flagship university.

    The President was forced to resign because the school was about to lose a whole lot of money after the football team said they were done playing until he left. Money talks and that's what eventually forced him out.

    It's important to talk about why he was forced out though. He was forced out because he wasn't taking the rampant racism permeating throughout the campus he was president of seriously. Not just that, but he gave multiple quotes basically blaming African Americans for bringing it up in the first place. If he took their complaints seriously and didn't blame them for the racist acts against them then he would probably still have a job.

    No wonder ; now I know what Missouri really means; how about "misery" that whole state including AMC must be traumatic. I thought schools are there to learn, not to play football for money. Wow, what a country.
  • Strongly Liberal Democrat
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    Portland, OR
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    Dutch Wrote: No wonder ; now I know what Missouri really means; how about "misery" that whole state including AMC must be traumatic. I thought schools are there to learn, not to play football for money. Wow, what a country.
    The players aren't playing football for money. They have scholarships, but they don't get a dime from advertising dollars. What I was trying to say is that the school only forced the president out after the football team said they won't play until he is gone. That would have lost the school money, not the kids who were boycotting.
  • Democrat
    Missouri
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    MIZZOU is also saying to all other Universities & Colleges, now it's your turn to seek out and destroy the marks of racism. MIZZOU has been building to this frenzy for some time with loss of student benefits, attacks on Planned Parenthood, police abuse without follow ups, as well frequent incidents of racist attacks on minorities in campus. Columbia, MO. is in the heart of racist country where low-brow hillbillies riding in confederate flag adorned trucks, and local police not providing adequate protection and attacking minorities. When you go to a park and observe a black crow hanging from a noose, you know your being watched. This part of society needs to go away from any future in humanity. MIZZOU set the bar for all other Universities and Colleges to follow. Racism is not just in Missouri, it's all over the world. MIZZOU just raised the issue for all of humanity to reflect and possibly enact their own type of protest. A big point to make, there was no fire bombs, no overturned cars, no guns shots, no tear gas and no marching national guardsmen, just a peaceful protest aimed at the heart of a Universities pocketbook. Yes, money and if you take away the sponsoring income, such as sports, well it makes a loud statement to the administration. It worked very well. In Mizzou's point to relieve the President of his job, this President was so lame to not react to the issues in Columbia, MO. All other Universities and College Presidents take heed what MIZZOU is saying, "You better listen to your student body". Thank You MIZZOU!
  • Center Left
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    Central, FL
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    Dutch, You stole my line (Misery). It's a damn shame that in some areas we've come so far and in other areas we're still living in the dark. When was the last time that young persons made a political statement ? Power to the people. Hopefully better days are in the near future - not the distant future.
  • Liberal
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    The they're truly sad thing about this whole affair is it took the threat of loosing a million bucks from a foolish football game to wake these assholes up!

    Don't Americans understand anything that isn't related to sports, religion or reality TV? It's disgusting!

  • Center Left
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    Central, FL
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    The issue is racism....... If a young person is concerned about racism and unfair treatment.....perhaps they should select a college in a state that fought for freedom 150 years ago. Not saying there's all good feelings in all northern states but, we're not clinging to confederate flags or the hate that goes with them.