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originally posted by: Indigo5
Not sure if you have been following this story?
Media has certainly exploited it...and to the protestors credit they have been trying to avoid media coverage for that reason. Ironically there is even another thread here on ATS attacking them for not embracing the media coverage.
That said...What began these protests?
A climate of racial tension...Slurs and harassment of black students on campus..
A social media campaign of incredibly racist posts toward the Black Students culminating with one white student tweeting..
"I'm going to stand my ground tomorrow and shoot every black person I see."
"Some of you are alright. Don't go to campus tomorrow," another post read. “We’re waiting for you at the parking lots,” read a third post. “We will kill you.”
And other students on social media piped in like "LOL, it would awesome if it were true. Enough is enough. This time we won't give in."
Seriously...Look at this kids tweets..
A feces smeared swastika in the residence hall..
A similar incident had occurred in April, but with ashes, according to the Columbia Daily Tribune.
It's an ongoing thing there at the university of Missouri...
2010 -- Two white students scatter cotton balls outside the campus Black Culture Center.
I don't think this was media driven, it was academia driven. Look at all of the protest all over the country since then. Is there rampant racism against blacks occurring at all of those campuses too?
I think dismissing it as a media created event is at best a less than informed position to take from someone not living it...and at worst, yes, "racist".
I assume the best of you until proven otherwise.
originally posted by: angeldoll
Some of you youngsters on here might want to read this
University students were shot down and murdered on their own campus because they were protesting the Vietnam war.
People became so upset over those disrespectful, unpatriotic, ungrateful hippies, that the military and police were called in, who in turn, got so upset when the students started throwing bottles at police cars that they just killed them.
It's one of the more shameful events in U.S. history.
People worked themselves into a frenzy. Over students PROTESTING on their own campus.
originally posted by: Grambler
Wolfe issues an apology to Concerned Student 1950.
"Racism does exist at our university and it is unacceptable. It is a long-standing, systemic problem which daily affects our family of students, faculty and staff," he says.
But that night, in Kansas City, he angers protesters who ask him if he knows what "systematic oppression" is.
"It's -- systematic oppression is because you don't believe that you have the equal opportunity for success," he said, prompting disbelief from protesters.
"Did you just blame us for systematic oppression, Tim Wolfe?"
originally posted by: angeldoll
a reply to: raymundoko
Your racism is showing.
Ah, that's so mean. But I get it! I do know what you mean, but you're mistaken. I simply thing you guys have seized the day to make a mountain out of a molehill.
originally posted by: IridiumFlareMadness
Healing from what?
This is a farce.
I've said it before, but we are headed back to segregation.
Mizzou Campus Activists and Black Lives Matter Complain: Paris Stole Our Spotlight!
Campus activists in America showed their true faces during an international tragedy last night: they are the selfish, spoiled children we always knew they were.
Black Lives Matter and Mizzou protesters responded to the murder of scores of people in Paris at the hands of Islamic extremists by complaining about losing the spotlight and saying their “struggles” were being “erased.” Their struggles, remember, consist of a poop swastika of unknown provenance and unsubstantiated claims of racially-charged remarks somewhere near Missouri’s campus.
So debased has the language on American campuses become that these incidents, which many observers believe to be hoaxes, just like previous campus scandals celebrated by progressive media, are being referred to as “terrorism” and a “tragedy” by moronic 20-year-olds who have never been told, “No.”
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Such a reaction is understandable, if grimly hilarious. These kids been raised by indulgent parents, instructed by professors racked with middle-class white guilt who secretly hate themselves and western culture, and promoted by a sympathetic media which bends over backwards to put them in the best light and paper over their tantrums.
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This is the same media hesitant to call Paris an act of Islamic terrorism for hours, despite shouts of “Allahu akbar.” The product of their pandering to the politics of grievance and offence-taking is a generation of students who, faced with the horror of a terrorist attack killing hundreds, respond with: “But what about me?”
Campus activists and Black Lives Matter protesters shame themselves any time they are forced to go off-script. Normally, their messaging is carefully controlled. They parrot a narrative created by progressive media and reinforced via well-funded spokespeople and professional agitators. Left to their own devices, however, they fall to pieces.
Ergo, the head-scratching spectacle of hundreds of college crybullies cast adrift from the pronouncements of Salon columnists and left to complain aloud that their grievances were playing second fiddle to innocent French citizens being mowed down by jihadist maniacs.
Even Black Lives Matter’s notional leaders, often more judicious in their timing and wording, got in on the act.
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Black Lives Matter and Mizzou tweets fell broadly into two categories of stupid last night:
Paris and Mizzou are equivalent: both represent “terrorism.” (This is the message from Black Lives Matter.)
White people are “erasing black lives” by focusing on Paris. (This is the language of the racial grievance-fuelled campus social justice movement.)
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There was, of course, a huge backlash not just from conservatives but from most decent observers. It fell on deaf ears, with many of the most preposterous tweets being hastily deleted.
Honestly, I don't know what to think. This must've been conspiracy 2 detract from #BlackLivesMatter #Mizzou #StopWar pic.twitter.com/qe1FCPZ6fB
— Elena Lau (@iLoveLaurynHill) November 14, 2015
originally posted by: TheBulk
There is no such thing as "reverse racism". It's just racism.