Following last year’s protests, the University of Missouri has seen a 20% decline in freshman enrollment for its incoming class, and is now operating with a $32 million deficit. As a result, the Interim Chancellor of the University has sent out a letter
On Tuesday, Western Washington University (WWU) called off its classes on its main campus in Bellingham, WA, due to media posts that President Bruce Shepard called “hate speech targeted at Western students of color.”
The kiddie Molotov-Ribbentrop Pact is in full swing. One the one hand, we’ve got the Pantywaist Fascists too timid to handle “microaggressions” but just aggressive enough to call the cops for hurt feelings, the racists who ban white students from their “safe spaces,” and their weak-kneed allies calling for “muscle” against reporters. On the other, we’ve got the intellectual flotsam of the Occupy Wall Street movement, insisting that the one-percenters at the banks that grant loans now hand that money over for free so that they can use it for their vital degree in gender studies and their concentration in lesbian dance theory.
America is again engulfed in a barrage of grievance-driven tumult brought to us by victim-focused racial identity demagogues, who have long-preferred theatricality over reality. Although the flood of media attention on purported incidences of racism at the University of Missouri has forced the school’s president to resign, it also overshadowed another vexing social malady.
Jonathan Butler—the University of Missouri grad student who became the public face of the #ConcernedStudent1950 protests that forced the resignation of both the school’s president and chancellor—claimed several times that he was hit by a car carrying the president in early October during the school’s homecoming parade.
On Monday, ESPN’s Stephen A. Smith warned “black America” to not jump so quickly to thinking someone with different views or skin pigmentation are racist. Taking into account he could be called an “Uncle Tom” or “sellout,” Smith continued the University of
The president of the University of Missouri bowed to pressure Monday and stepped down from his position. It was the end of a sometimes ugly pressure campaign which seemed to have only a tangential connection to the actual outrage that started students down this road.
The “Ferguson effect” appears to be spreading from the University of Missouri to other campuses. On Tuesday, USC’s student body will vote on a controversial campus resolution urging $100 million be spent on mandatory diversity classes to create an “inclusion climate” on campus.
In wake of the announcement of University of Missouri president Tim Wolfe stepping down after protests and demands from students and professors for his response to alleged racial incidents on campus, MSNBC had former Missouri Tiger football player Michael Sam on to give
University of Missouri Associate Professor Stephanie Shonekan said that the killing of Michael Brown was the most recent catalyst to protests that led to the resignation of University of Missouri system President Tim Wolfe and “students realized that what they’ve been
Over the weekend, 32 African-American players on the University of Missouri-Columbia football team joined a strike to protest purported acts of racism on campus saying they would boycott team activities, including games. But that boycott could have cost the school a million dollars for missing the game.
“I would like to build a university of which the football team could be proud,” quipped the late University of Oklahoma President George Lynn Cross. On Monday, University of Missouri President Tim Wolfe left a university of which his football team could be proud. Everyone else remains puzzled.
On Monday’s “First Take” on ESPN2, co-host Stephen A. Smith reacted to the news of University of Missouri president Tim Wolfe resigning amid racial tension and protests on campus. Smith first said that Wolfe “had to go” due to the black
More than thirty University of Missouri student-athletes interlocked arms for a picture this weekend conveying their solidarity to boycott football until school president Tim Wolfe resigns or receives his termination. But an anonymous player says the team is not as united as that photograph suggests.