Missouri Football Players Strike to Protest University’s Handling of Racist Incidents

The Associated Press
The Associated Press

This story first appeared in NYMag.Com:

A group of more than 30 University of Missouri-Columbia (Mizzou) football players announced on Saturday night that they will boycott all games and practices until university president Tim Wolfe either resigns or is fired over his handling of race issues at the school.

SB Nation notes that the black Mizzou players are joining an already existing protest which has accused President Wolfe of negligence towards minorities and an overall inadequate response to a series of racially motivated incidents in recent months at the mostly-white school, including the continued use of racial slurs by white students and a feces-painted swastika that was discovered on a dorm wall on October 24.

Regarding the players’ strike, they already seem to have the full support of their teammates and coaches, regardless of race.

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