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The association said in a letter Sunday to the system's governing body that there had been "an increase in tension and inequality with no systemic support" since last year's fatal shooting of Michael Brown in Ferguson, which is about 120 miles east of Columbia.
The protests began after the student government president, who is black, said in September that people in a passing pickup truck shouted racial slurs at him. In early October, members of a black student organization said slurs were hurled at them by an apparently drunken white student.
“I’d had experience with racism before, like microaggressions, but that was the first time I’d experienced in-your-face racism,” Head told a Missourian reporter.
"I feel pretty isolated," said Yacim, who is black. "It is a predominantly white institution. And as a black student, there are times when i feel out of place. Seeing that minority students on campus can stick together and make things happen has been a really great experience. "
In their letter on Monday, student government leaders pointed to the university officials' "silence" in the aftermath of Ferguson as exacerbating tensions on campus. Butler, the student who went on the hunger strike, echoed the sentiment.
"In a post-Ferguson world, there was so much struggle on campus but administration refused to step in on our behalf and do the things they needed to do to make sure black students, brown students and all marginalized students are feeling safe and included on this campus," Butler said
originally posted by: Sremmos80
a reply to: Grambler
Oh you were taking about campuses nation wide. Well then I call bs on the reverse not being true.
And if those white students are facing the same problems then they should stand up and protest too, not sure how it is hypocrisy for one side to stand up unless your implication it is the people protesting are the ones ganging up and beating people up like you say.
originally posted by: ketsuko
a reply to: Sremmos80
Why would they? White kids are taught not to band together as a racial entity. If you do, this is taken as evidence that you can't wait to whip out sheets and start burning crosses on people's lawns or other, similarly unsavory things. As a white person, you are taught to be ashamed of yourself and your skin color and your very racial/ethnic identity. It's called white privilege and you better be ashamed to be alive with it.
originally posted by: TheBulk
I'm just curious how they know the swastika was done by a white racist. Wasn't there just a big racist incident at some college that turned out to have been done by a black kid?
While returning to a dorm room last month, a black student at Grand Valley State University in Michigan was greeted by racist graffiti on a dry erase board on the door complete with a hanged stick figure labeled “black.” But on Friday, the Grand Valley Police Department reported that the owner of the board was the very person responsible for the racist remarks.
originally posted by: bigfatfurrytexan
a reply to: Grambler
I live in a town with 3% of the population being black. We are predominantly white and latino. A 400 seat call center I worked at went through an EEOC audit because a former employee alleged that our lack of black management was evidence of discrimination (we had about 25 members of management, none black at that time). The EEOC audit was very painful. They dig deep, accuse you of racism in the most subtle of ways, etc. In the end: it was deemed that our having 2 black managers in the sites history (only 7 years at that time) was well in line with the community demographics, and the claim was considered unfounded.
That is kinda what I am seeing here. What percentage of black high school students graduate and go on to college in Missouri? Are black people under represented on campus because of discrimination or is it participation?
If there is a lack of participation, then that might indicate that the discrimination happened long before Mizzou.
As a white person, you are taught to be ashamed of yourself and your skin color and your very racial/ethnic identity. It's called white privilege and you better be ashamed to be alive with it.