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  • Univ. of Missouri prof arrested for dragging hijab-less teenage girl by the hair

    11/29/2015 10:20:33 AM PST · by Rusty0604 · 62 replies
    The College Fix ^ | 11/29/2015 | College Fix Staff
    Youssif Zaghwani Omar, an assistant professor at the University of Missouri, was arrested on suspicion of child abuse this past week for “allegedly grabbing a 14-year-old female relative by the hair and dragging her into a car after he noticed she wasn’t wearing a hijab.” Omar was at a local high school when he saw the girl without the Muslim headscarf. The Daily Mail reports: Officer Latisha Stroer told the Columbia Tribune in an email that Omar grabbed the girl ‘very violently by the hair’. He then allegedly slapped her across the face, and pulled her by the hair down...
  • On the move now, deer can be a danger to motorists

    11/20/2015 9:37:18 AM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 48 replies
    The Kansas City Star ^ | November 12, 2015 | David Boyce
    One day in the first week of November, Pete Pringle and his brother, Luke, were talking about car accidents involving deer. Pete and Luke work at Pringle Auto Body, 2720 S. 34th St., Kansas City, Kan. It is a family business started by their grandfather in 1968 and now is run by their mother. It was natural for them to have a conversation on deer accidents this time of year. It’s when a higher percentage of collisions involving deer occur because it’s the breeding season for deer. “We are getting into that season,” Pete Pringle said. Bucks and does will...
  • Shock: Teens, Only 13 and 14 Years Old, Fatally Stab Stranger in Missouri Town

    11/05/2015 6:51:28 AM PST · by rktman · 40 replies
    pjmedia.com ^ | 11/4/2015 | Debra Heine
    Two black teenagers were charged Wednesday with first-degree murder in the brutal stabbing death of a 43-year-old Lee’s Summit woman who apparently had no connection to them. The two were also charged with armed criminal action and first-degree tampering. Prosecutors are seeking to have them certified as adults to face felony state charges rather than felony juvenile charges. Residents of Lee’s Summit, a conservative suburb of Kansas City that has only seen two other homicides since 2011, are reeling in shock.
  • GA Southern (University)Emily Faz fired (Challenged BLM)

    11/19/2015 11:44:03 AM PST · by armydawg505 · 19 replies
    Gafollowers.com ^ | 11/18/15 | Jeremy Jones
    The Mizzou protest has sparked a lot of controversy all across the country even right here in our own backyard, this time in Statesboro, Georgia. If you’ve missed what’s been happening at Missouri University here’s a brief timeline: September 12, 2015 – Student government complained about the bigotry and anti-gay sentiment which gained national attention. October 4th, 2015 – Caucasian student removed from an event strictly for black students and uttered, “these niggers are getting aggressive with me” while being removed. November 3rd, 2015 – Student Jonathan Butler vowed not to eat until the president of the school resigned. November...
  • Refugees headed to 180 towns, but avoid D.C. and other expensive cities

    11/17/2015 10:18:04 AM PST · by jazusamo · 81 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | November 17, 2015 | Stephen Dinan
    As President Obama presses communities to accept Syrian refugees, his current hometown of Washington, D.C., is likely to be spared much of the pain. There are about 180 communities across the U.S. that welcome refugees, but some of the more obvious cities, including San Francisco, New York and, yes, Washington, aren't high on the list because they are just too darn expensive for the refugees. Instead, the top major cities are places such as Atlanta, San Diego, Houston, Dallas, Chicago and Boston, the State Department says. And there are a host of medium-sized cities as well: Boise, Idaho, Nashville, Tennessee,...
  • The folly of stoking campus racialism

    11/15/2015 5:14:38 PM PST · by markomalley · 12 replies
    Washington Times ^ | 11/15/15 | Robert Knight
    Bernard Sanders has joined the campaign to shame U.S. colleges that has taken off in the wake of events at the University of Missouri, where top administrators resigned last week over allegations that they didn’t do enough about racist incidents.Sen. Sanders, like all of his fellow candidates at the Oct. 13 Democrat presidential debate — except former Virginia Sen. Jim Webb — eschewed the concept that “all lives matter” and instead embraced the slogan “black lives matter.” On Nov. 11, he upped his identity group creds by tweeting, “I’m listening to the #BlackOnCampus conversation. It’s time to address structural racism...
  • Madness in Missouri

    11/14/2015 10:49:59 AM PST · by Kaslin · 23 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | November 14, 2015 | Linda Chavez
    Racial unrest on college campuses has spread from coast to coast in the past several days, but it began at the University of Missouri, where a graduate student went on a hunger strike to force the resignation of the college president. A group known as Concerned Student 1950, named for the year in which the first black student was admitted to the University of Missouri, demanded not only that University of Missouri System President Tim Wolfe step down but also that he acknowledge his "white privilege." Black football players piled on, saying they would refuse to play as long as...
  • Life at the New and Improved MO Campus: White Students Asked to Leave “Black-Only Healing Space"

    11/14/2015 6:56:09 AM PST · by yoe · 65 replies
    gateway pundit ^ | November 14, 2015 | Jim Hoft
    It’s been quite a week at the University of Missouri campus in Columbia, Missouri. From hunger strikes by rich kids, to ( poop swastikas), to black football players boycotting games, to the resignation of of the president and chancellor, to (beating preachers) in a safe speech zone… To this… White students at the University of Missouri were told to leave the “black only healing space” and meet in a different room.This is racism...keeping people of color on the plantation and crippling them for life!
  • Eighth-graders allegedly stab woman to death at car wash, prop her body up for a joyride

    11/14/2015 7:26:20 AM PST · by Kid Shelleen · 33 replies
    NY Daily News ^ | 11/02/2015 | NICOLE BITETTE
    Two Missouri teenagers fatally stabbed a woman while she was vacuuming her car and then went on a gruesome joyride with her dead body propped up in the front seat, according to reports. The two boys, 13 and 14, allegedly stabbed 43-year-old Tanya Chamberlain in the face, neck, chest and hands on Nov. 1 as she visited a local car wash and vacuumed her vehicle, according to documents obtained by KCTV5.

    11/13/2015 1:19:38 PM PST · by Sean_Anthony · 4 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 11/13/15 | Jeff Crouere
    Forces of political correctness won again and this sickness, a political bubonic plague, will continue to spread throughout the country It seems that Missouri is the state for mob rule. Last year, America witnessed a breakdown of order in Ferguson following the death of African American teenager Michael Brown. Even though the Justice Department exonerated Darren Wilson, the white police officer involved in the shooting of Brown, protesters still maintained the fiction that Brown was ruthlessly killed in a racist manner. They repeated the false mantra, “hands up, don’t shoot,” even though witnesses say that Brown never uttered those words....
  • Black Students At Cornell Protest White Students At Cornell Hijacking Their Black Protest Movements

    LOL. Is there anything hotter in the streets right now than college white kids pretending to care about black causes? It’s the new hipster thing to do. Forget about getting the new iphone. White kids everywhere scratching and clawing over each other to be the first to protest on the behalf of black people. Doesn’t even matter if the black people don’t want these crackers speaking for them either. Doesn’t matter if these white kids have no clue what they are actually protesting about. Nope. You got serial protesters searching for causes to protest like normal kids look for spots...
  • Crying Wolfe Exposes Real Problem

    11/13/2015 4:24:44 AM PST · by LRoggy · 3 replies
    Fox Sports ^ | 11/11/15 | Jason Whitlock
    Chicago buried nine-year-old Tyshawn Lee on Tuesday. Police allege gang members lured the boy into an alley and executed him in a revenge killing aimed at his father. Father Michael Pfleger, a white minister in a predominantly black Chicago community, eulogized Lee and castigated our society, blaming the boy’s death on our “lost conscience.” How can we argue? The execution of an innocent black boy draws the attention of a handful of local dignitaries while the death of a black teenager foolish enough to wrestle a cop for control of a gun helps foment unrest on a nearby college campus...
  • UPDATE: Race Activist Who Got Mizzou Prof to Resign Does Not Attend School – Lives in Houston

    11/12/2015 9:02:12 PM PST · by Beave Meister · 26 replies
    The Gateway Pundit ^ | 11/11/2015 | Jim Hoft
    A beloved University of Missouri professor resigned after he refused to cancel a school exam during the hunger strike and athlete’s boycott. Campus Reform reported: "Dr. Dale Brigham, considered one of the most beloved professors at the University of Missouri, has resigned after refusing to cancel an exam for students who claimed to feel “unsafe.” “If you don’t feel safe coming to class, then don’t come to class,” Dr. Brigham told his students. “I will be there, and there will be an exam administered in our class,” he continued, imploring his students to stand up to the bullies on campus....
  • University of Missouri Names Interim President Amid Racial Tension

    11/12/2015 3:19:30 PM PST · by DoodleDawg · 41 replies
    Wall Street Journal. ^ | 11/12/15 | Melissa Korn
    The University of Missouri named Michael Middleton as its interim president Thursday, tapping the recently retired deputy chancellor emeritus and civil rights lawyer to take the helm of a system rocked by racial tension. Mr. Middleton, who is African-American, has worked as a trial attorney in the U.S. Department of Justice’s Civil Rights Division and associate general counsel at the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission. He received both his undergraduate and law degrees at the university’s Columbia, Mo., campus.
  • Mizzou Releases Photos Of Poop Swastika, Discloses Details Of Previously Unreported Racial Slurs

    11/12/2015 2:42:05 PM PST · by outpostinmass2 · 103 replies
    In response to a public records request filed earlier this week by The Federalist, the University of Missouri’s custodian of records released pictures today of the vandalism incident, reports of which shocked the campus and sparked protests that eventually led to the resignations of the university’s two top administrators. The pictures released by the university show a swastika drawn on the wall of a unisex bathroom stall on the third floor of Gateway Hall, a university dormitory. According to an accompanying incident report which was also provided pursuant to a public records request, photos were taken by dormitory advisors and...
  • Missouri Student VP: People Use First Amendment Rights To Create "Hostile" Atmosphere

    11/12/2015 11:44:45 AM PST · by magellan · 35 replies
    MSNBC and Real Clear Politics ^ | November 10, 2015 | Thomas Roberts
    Brenda Smith-Lezama, vice president of the Missouri Students Association, appeared on MSNBC Tuesday afternoon to express her disdain at people using their First Amendment rights to create a "hostile" and "unsafe" learning environment. Smith-Lezama advocated for a safe space for "healing" rather than "experiencing a lot of hate." "I personally am tired of hearing that first amendment rights protect students when they are creating a hostile and unsafe learning environment for myself and for other students here," Smith-Lezama said on MSNBC. "I think that it's important for us to create that distinction and create a space where we can all...
  • Donald Trump blasts 'disgraceful' Mizzou protests: 'Trump should have been the chancellor'

    11/12/2015 10:41:05 AM PST · by SaveFerris · 11 replies
    finance.yahoo.com ^ | 4 hours ago | By Colin Campbell
    Real-estate mogul Donald Trump blasted the recent University of Missouri protests, which he called "disgraceful," during a Thursday-morning interview on Fox Business Network. "I think it's disgusting. I think it's disgusting," the Republican presidential candidate began when asked about the university. Weeks of protests over racial tensions have rocked the campus, leading University of Missouri president Tim Wolfe to announce his resignation on Monday. Chancellor R. Bowen Loftin also said he would step down at the end of the year. But Trump argued that it was a "weak" move for the two leaders to step aside. "I think the two...
  • Mizzou student body president admits to spreading false rumor KKK was on campus

    11/11/2015 10:22:35 PM PST · by Impala64ssa · 40 replies
    Twitter via BizPac Review ^ | 11/11/15 | Tom Tillison
    Much like the lie known as “Hands Up, Don’t Shoot,” rumors and unsubstantiated allegations continue to flow freely on the University of Missouri campus, with some of the worst of it coming from student body president Payton Head. Head, who had previously claimed he was called the “n-word” from a passing pickup truck — one of the actions that led to the school’s president, Tim Wolfe, resigning on Monday — was at it again on Tuesday. This time, he took to social media to warn students about the KKK being on campus, according to Twitchy.com: There’s only one small problem...
  • Mizzou professor apologizes for confronting journalists, resigns J-School appointment

    11/11/2015 3:34:11 PM PST · by Morgana · 31 replies
    chicagotribune.com ^ | November 11, 2015 | Peter Holley
    Melissa Click, an assistant professor at the University of Missouri who was captured on video Monday aggressively confronting a journalism student covering a campus protest, has apologized for her actions and resigned her courtesy appointment with the Missouri School of Journalism. "Yesterday was an historic day at MU - full of emotion and confusion," Click said in a statement released Tuesday by the university's Department of Communication. "I have reviewed and reflected upon the video of me that is circulating, and have written this statement to offer both apology and context for my actions. I have reached out to the...
  • We've Been Hoaxed Again, Folks

    11/11/2015 12:42:11 PM PST · by Kaslin · 36 replies
    Rush Limbaugh.com ^ | November 11, 2015 | Rush Limbaugh
    BEGIN TRANSCRIPT RUSH: You know, I'm sitting here, and there's a part of me that's embarrassed, because I suspected it, but I didn't have the guts to go there. I knew this thing at Mizzou was a hoax. I knew the whole thing had to begin with a hoax, and we know that it did. There were two hoaxes that got this whole thing started. There was never a swastika of poop. It was totally made up. And this Butler kid, the hunger striker, he comes from a wealthy family in Nebraska. His father is a railroad executive, but he...
  • 'White Privilege': Media Ignore Black Eighth Graders Murdering White Woman (short)

    11/11/2015 12:37:05 PM PST · by SaveFerris · 13 replies
    dailywire.com ^ | November 10, 2015 | Ben Shapiro
    While the media go out of their minds covering supposed systemic racism at the University of Missouri, actual racist acts go unnoticed. Yesterday, the media cheered the resignation of President Tim Wolfe, even though Wolfe sided with “anti-racism” protesters every step of the way. Wolfe acknowledged “racism” at Mizzou, despite zero evidence of entrenched systemic racism; he begged forgiveness after his car didn’t hit a student protester during a homecoming parade; he met with and praised a student hunger striker. He found himself on the wrong end of a Godfather-like offer from the racial conflagrationists... [snip] In Kansas City, the...
  • Mizzou’s student body president apologizes for scaring everybody with false KKK on campus rumor

    11/11/2015 12:10:04 PM PST · by Beave Meister · 47 replies
    Twitchy.com ^ | 11/11/2015 | Twitchy Staff
    It was a rough night on the campus of the University of Missouri, thanks in large part to Student Body President Payton Head. Head posted on Facebook earlier in the night that the KKK was confirmed on campus and that he was working with “the MUPD, the state trooper and the National Guard.” The only problem with that terrifying statement is it wasn’t true and Head was forced to delete the post and apologize: Head then directed students to follow @MUalert — “The online emergency information center for the University of Missouri” — as the “ONLY account with confirmed information”:
  • UPDATE: MU faculty member resigns courtesy appointment, apologizes..... (Melissa Click, adios)

    11/11/2015 11:41:39 AM PST · by doug from upland · 36 replies
    COLUMBIA-- MU faculty member Melissa Click and MU staff member Janna Basler have apologized. And Tuesday night, Click resigned her courtesy appointment with the Missouri School of Journalism. Click was caught up in an incident Monday between a freelance photographer and protesters near the Concerned Student 1950 camp on Mel Carnahan Quadrangle. "Yesterday was an historic day at MU -- full of emotion and confusion. I have reviewed and reflected upon the video of me that is circulating, and have written this statement to offer both apology and context for my actions," Click, an assistant professor in the Department of...
  • Missouri Student Body Prez Payton Head Linked to Obama

    11/11/2015 7:56:17 AM PST · by E. Pluribus Unum · 46 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 11 Nov 2015 | Dan Riehl
    The University of Missouri’s student body president, Payton Head, is apologizing“for scaring everybody with false KKK on campus rumor.” It was a rough night on the campus of the University of Missouri, thanks in large part to Student Body President Payton Head. Head posted on Facebook earlier in the night that the KKK was confirmed on campus and that he was working with “the MUPD, the state trooper and the National Guard.”The only problem with that terrifying statement is it wasn’t true and Head was forced to delete the post and apologize:
  • Mizzou hunger-strike figure from Omaha, son of top railroad exec

    11/11/2015 10:19:36 AM PST · by magellan · 23 replies
    St. Louis Post Dispatch ^ | 11 Nov 2015 | Joe Holleman
    Jonathan Butler, a central figure in the protests at the University of Missouri, is an Omaha native and the son of a railroad vice president, the Omaha World-Herald reports. Butler refused food last week in a move to force the university system's president, Timothy M. Wolfe, from office. Wolfe resigned Monday and Butler ended his hunger strike. He is a member of a prominent Omaha family. The newspaper says that Butler's father is Eric L. Butler, executive vice president for sales and marketing for the Union Pacific Railroad. His 2014 compensation was $8.4 million, according to regulatory filings with the...
  • Mizzou Media Professor Melissa Click is Under Fire for Confronting Photojournalists

    11/11/2015 9:45:03 AM PST · by Morgana · 24 replies
    petapixel.com ^ | November 11, 2015 | Michael Zhang
    Earlier today, we shared a viral video of student photojournalist Tim Tai being confronted by activists while photographing the ongoing University of Missouri protests. One of the main people under fire for their actions in the video is Melissa Click, an assistant professor of mass media. Cameraman Mark Schierbecker has just posted a longer version of his video (embedded above) that shows Click’s role in the human media blockade more clearly. At 7:10 in the video, after Tai has been shooed away by the protesters, Schierbecker finds himself in the center of the camp, which has been set up on...
  • The Left Eats Its Own at MU

    11/11/2015 7:02:13 AM PST · by servo1969 · 16 replies
    Americanthinker.com ^ | 11-11-2015 | Jack Cashill
    On several different occasions over the years, I have taught as an adjunct at the University of Missouri campus here in KC. (How about them Royals?) I know MU politics well and have watched up close the university's desperate forty-plus-year quest to recruit and retain minorities both as students and as faculty, African-Americans especially. No one here is fooled by the ubiquitous Equal Opportunity posters. These signs, all understand, are a vestigial reminder of MU's brief liberal moment. Today, blacks are the first hired and last fired, and they get paid more for the same work. Nothing unique here -...
  • Online threats heighten tensions at University of Missouri; suspect arrested

    11/11/2015 6:25:56 AM PST · by bestintxas · 21 replies
    wash times ^ | 11/11/15 | Summer Ballentine
    University of Missouri police said Wednesday they have arrested a suspect accused of making online threats against black students and faculty, threats that added to racial tensions on campus that resulted in the departure of two senior university officials. Police did not release a name but said the suspect was not on or near the university’s Columbia campus when the threat was made. The suspect is in custody. “We had additional officers on patrol last night and the campus remained safe,” Major Brian Weimer said in a statement. “We investigated a number of reports and tips and take every one...
  • Missouri University Issues Alert

    11/10/2015 8:15:06 PM PST · by TigerClaws · 49 replies
    Nov. 10, 2015, 10:00 p.m. MUPD is investigating reports of threats made in social media. Please call 911 immediately if you need help. Nov. 10, 2015, 7:44 p.m. MUPD is aware of social media threats and has increased security. Call 911 immediately if you need help.
  • New Email At Mizzou Orders Students To Call The Police If They’re Offended

    11/10/2015 3:27:26 PM PST · by markomalley · 74 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 11/10/15 | Blake Neff
    As tensions at the University of Missouri continue to rage, the college’s police department has sent a new email to students advising them to call the police if they witness any incidents of “hurtful speech.”The email arrived in the inboxes of Missouri students Tuesday morning, and copies of it were quickly posted on Twitter. Mizzou student email [@MadiLAlexander/Twitter]MU’s police essentially tell students to make a criminal report of any hurtful behaviors (complete with license plate numbers, photos, and more), even though they freely acknowledge that hurtful speech is not a crime. But the email says that doesn’t matter, because the...

    11/10/2015 2:28:22 PM PST · by Beave Meister · 92 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 11/09/2015 | Will Ross
    Modern Educayshun, a short film by Neel Kolhatkar, is a hilarious take on social justice and Oppression Olympics culture, and we urge you to watch it. It’s the followup to his short film #Equality, which enjoyed over a million views and has been making the rounds all year on social media since it was released in January. Neel Kolhatkar is an emerging talent in Australia. We like him!
  • Missouri’s University of Butthurt

    11/10/2015 3:17:42 PM PST · by Starman417 · 20 replies
    Flopping Aces ^ | 11-10-15 | DrJohn
    College Football Team Fires University President, says Steve Sailer at VDARE. And they have. Piqued because their demands have not been met, some of the football players at the University of Missouri threatened to go on strike. They bagged a President and a Chancellor: The University of Missouri system's president, Tim Wolfe, and the chancellor of the flagship campus, R. Bowen Loftin, announced on Monday that they were resigning their posts in the face of growing protests by African-American students, the threat of a walkout by faculty and a strike by football players who said the administrators had done too...
  • Students at Yale, Missouri Beg College Administrators to Play Mommy and Daddy

    11/10/2015 1:13:51 PM PST · by Lorianne · 39 replies
    Reason ^ | 09 November 2015 | Robby Soave
    Half a century ago, student activists liberated themselves—partly, at least—from in loco parentis: the paternalistic notion that college administrators should serve as watchful guardians, restricting students’ activities and rights in order to provide a safe environment for them, the way a mother or father would. Today, students across the country are determined to undo this liberation. At Yale University, a group of aggrieved minority students have demanded the resignations of administrators who wisely rejected calls for emotional coddling. Nicholas Christakis, the master of Yale’s Silliman College, and his wife, Erika Christakis, an early childhood educator at Yale, conveyed to students...
  • UPDATE: MU journalism faculty voting to reconsider Click's courtesy appointment

    11/10/2015 12:46:38 PM PST · by Controlling Legal Authority · 38 replies
    Columbia Missourian ^ | 11/10/15 | WILLIAM SCHMITT
    Faculty in the Missouri School of Journalism were voting Tuesday to revoke a courtesy appointment for Melissa Click, an assistant professor in MU's Department of Communication. the journalism school's associate dean for graduate studies, characterized Click's actions as a clear violation of First Amendment rights. Kurpius said taking actions that might escalate a peaceful protest was "unwarranted."
  • Mizzou Communications Prof Calls for ‘Muscle’ Against Student Journalist

    11/10/2015 11:35:54 AM PST · by simpson96 · 59 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 11/9/2015 | Lee Stranahan
    Following in the media-hostile tradition of Black Lives Matter, a student journalist named Tim Tai, who was working for ESPN, was accosted and intimidated by the crowd, who attempted to block him from doing his work. When he pointed out he had the right to be there, the mob continued to surround him and other journalists trying to report on the University of Missouri story.At the end of the video, a woman approaches student photojournalist Mark Schierbecker in a public space. Video shows her apparently trying to grab his camera and then calling for “muscle” to remove him.However, as a...
  • Missouri Student VP: I'm Tired Of Hearing People Use First Amendment Rights

    11/10/2015 11:20:08 AM PST · by i88schwartz · 73 replies
    RealClearPolitics ^ | November 10, 2015 | RealClearPolitics
    Brenda Smith-Lezama, vice president of the Missouri Students Association, appeared on MSNBC Tuesday afternoon to express her disdain at people using their First Amendment rights to create a "hostile" and "unsafe" learning environment. Smith-Lezama advocated for a safe space for "healing" rather than "experiencing a lot of hate." Video...
  • Meet The Mizzou Media Professor Who’s Trying To Ban Media Coverage [Slouching towards Gamorrah]

    11/10/2015 11:12:57 AM PST · by Jan_Sobieski · 48 replies
    The Federalist ^ | 11/09/2015 | Sean Davis
    After desperately trying to gin up media coverage of student protests at the University of Missouri, one of the school's media professors is now furiously trying to "muscle" the press off campus to prevent them from covering student protests that rapidly spiraled out of control Monday. Mizzou president Timothy Wolfe announced his resignation on Monday after members of the school's 4-5 football team announced they would boycott team activities unless the school acceded to certain demands surrounding racial equality. Unsurprisingly, Wolfe's resignation did little to quell the mob. On Monday afternoon, activists who had demanded Wolfe's resignation abruptly demanded that...
  • Why the last few days at Mizzou have college administrators everywhere scared

    11/10/2015 10:20:38 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 86 replies
    The Kansas City Star ^ | November 9, 2015 | Sam Mellinger
    * Football players boycotted, and essentially forced the tumbling of Mizzou’s power structure * All across the country, college administrators are taking notice and some are scared * The power dynamics in a billion dollar industry are changing COLUMBIA — The intention, presumably, was to show strength and solidarity. On the surface, Missouri's two most powerful athletics officials did that in a press conference here on Monday. Gary Pinkel, the football coach, talked of supporting his players. Mack Rhoades, the athletics director, talked of using an extraordinary last few days to improve life on campus. But underneath all of...
  • University of Missouri Police Ask Students to Report ‘Hurtful Speech’

    11/10/2015 9:50:28 AM PST · by tcrlaf · 21 replies
    Mediaite ^ | 11-10-2015 | Alex Griswold
    The Missouri University Police Department (MUPD) sent an email to students Tuesday morning urging them to call them and report any hurtful speech they encounter on the campus. In an email that was flagged by several Missouri-based journalists, the MUPD asked “individuals who witness incidents of hateful and/or hurtful speech or actions” to call the department’s general phone line “to continue to ensure that the University of Missouri campus remains safe.” They suggest that students provide a detailed description of the offender, their location or license plate number, and even to take a picture if possible.
  • ConcernedStudent1950: University of Missouri Protesters Clash With Media

    11/10/2015 8:52:39 AM PST · by don-o · 35 replies
    NBC ^ | November 10, 2015 | Jon Schuppe
    As activists at the University of Missouri celebrated the resignation of the school's president on Monday, journalists arrived at the campus quad to document the moment. After weeks of protests, activists with the Concerned Student 1950 group had turned their complaints of racism into a national story. But instead of welcoming the continued coverage, the activists pushed back. When journalists, including a student photographer, tried to take pictures of an activist encampment, several of the activists, including faculty members and other adults, blocked them. In one confrontation captured on video, Tim Tai, a student at the university's journalism school who...
  • Ferguson protests influence actions at U. of Missouri

    11/10/2015 6:07:02 AM PST · by McGruff · 34 replies
    AP ^ | Nov. 10, 2015 | JIM SUHR and SUMMER BALLENTINE
    When cotton balls were found scattered outside the black culture center at the University of Missouri's flagship campus in 2010 in a clear reference to slavery, two white students were arrested and expelled, with no larger discussion of race on a campus where blacks weren't allowed to enroll until 1950. "To say we were livid is an understatement," says black alumna Erika Brown, who graduated with degrees in 2007 and 2012 and now lives in St. Louis. "It was just another example of them finding the offender and never going past that. There was never a larger discussion." Skip ahead...

    11/10/2015 7:21:09 AM PST · by shortstop · 72 replies
    boblonsberry.com ^ | 11/10/15 | Bob Lonsberry
    Everything changed on American college campuses yesterday. A chill wind blew through every president and chancellor’s office. A reign of terror commenced. With the announcement that the chancellor and president of the University of Missouri system had been forced out of office, a new national paradigm of collegiate power was established. Its impact on an already tottering system of higher education is uncertain but frightening. What’s the background: Black students, fueled by the professional protesting at Ferguson, felt slighted. They cited an incident in which the student-body president claimed he was called a racial slur, a swastika was drawn in...
  • The Mizzou Meltdown: Common Sense and Rationality Goes Out the Door at the University of Missouri

    11/10/2015 7:19:38 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 24 replies
    National Review ^ | 11/10/2015 | Rich Lowry
    It was doubtful that the University of Missouri would stand up to a left-wing pressure campaign targeting its president, but when the football team joined the campaign, it was all over. Missouri is an SEC school, where even a mediocre football program -- Mizzou is 1-5 against the rest of the conference -- has formidable financial and cultural power. If anyone running the university had any guts, the school would have told the team, "Come back and talk to us when you can beat sad-sack Vanderbilt, or at least score more than three points against them." Given the team's performance,...
  • White Racism at Mizzou and Berkeley: Racial Hoaxes of the Week

    11/10/2015 5:30:07 AM PST · by servo1969 · 19 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 11-10-2015 | Colin Flaherty
    A mediocre team of subliterate football players is now running the University of Missouri. Maybe no one will notice the difference. The takeover occurred over the last week, when members of the sub .500 football team joined black activists in demanding the university president resign. They insisted there was lots and lots of white racism on the campus -- and the president's white privilege made him blind to see it -- or do anything about it. Lots of white students joined in, admitting they too were guilty of white racism. And because they could not quite figure out what it...
  • Close Missouri University now

    11/10/2015 5:23:49 AM PST · by MeneMeneTekelUpharsin · 47 replies
    News | 10 August 2015 | Mene Mene Tekel Upharsin
    Leadership with backbone would immediately shut the university down and move in to clean out radical elements and restore order within two weeks. Staff members involved in this mess need to be terminated and any student not interested in getting back to studies expelled. The behavior exhibited in all of this is inexcusable. The president was not responsible for the behavioral idiocy of someone else. I truly have a solution for this problem at MU. If this stuff is not stopped, we're going to end up with a civil war in this nation. Leadership is at fault for allowing it...

    11/09/2015 6:48:08 PM PST · by tennmountainman · 48 replies
    Brietbart ^ | 11-9-2015 | Lee Stranahan
    On a day of chaos at the University of Missouri — where both the school’s president and chancellor resigned after weeks of campus disruptions by students inspired by the Black Lives Matter movement — was also a day of media censorship. Following in the media-hostile tradition of Black Lives Matter, a student journalist named Tim Tai, who was working for ESPN, was accosted and intimidated by the crowd, who attempted to block him from doing his work. When he pointed out he had the right to be there, the mob continued to surround him and other journalists trying to report...
  • University of Missouri president leaves over race complaints

    11/09/2015 8:33:12 AM PST · by Enlightened1 · 110 replies
    AP ^ | 11/09/15
    The president of the University of Missouri system resigned Monday amid criticism of his handling of student complaints about race and discrimination. President Tim Wolfe said Monday that his resignation is effective immediately. The announcement came at a special meeting of the university system's governing body, the Board of Curators. The complaints came to a head over the weekend when at least 30 black football players announced they would not participate in team activities until Wolfe was removed or stepped down. For months, black student groups have complained of racial slurs and other slights on the overwhelmingly white flagship campus...
  • Black football players at Missouri: We'll sit out until system president resigns

    11/08/2015 4:24:03 PM PST · by MinorityRepublican · 154 replies
    CNN ^ | November 8, 2015 | By Michael Pearson, Faith Karimi and Joe Sutton
    (CNN)Black football players at the University of Missouri have joined calls demanding the ouster of the president of the state's four-campus university system over alleged inaction against racism on campus. About 30 players made their thoughts known Saturday night in a tweet posted by Missouri's Legion of Black Collegians. "The athletes of color on the University of Missouri football team truly believe "Injustice Anywhere is a threat to Justice Everywhere," read the tweet. "We will no longer participate in any football related activities until President Tim Wolfe resigns or is removed due to his negligence toward marginalized students' experience." The...
  • Mizzou 'football players of color will not play until president steps down'

    11/07/2015 11:17:29 PM PST · by sparklite2 · 32 replies
    NBC Sports ^ | Nov 7, 2015 | John Taylor
    In the midst of a veritable buffet of key college football games, there's a movement afoot in Missouri that could have long-lasting reverberations across the sport. According to a tweet from the account of Mizzou's Legion of Black Collegians, players of color on the Tigers football team "will no longer participate in any football related activities until President Tim Wolfe resigns or is removed due to his negligence toward marginalized students' experiences." Wolfe and the university has come under heavy criticism of late for responses to race-related events on the campus.
  • Missouri's black football players refusing to play until (Mizzou) president ousted

    11/07/2015 11:21:05 PM PST · by Zakeet · 129 replies
    CBS Sports ^ | November 7, 2015 | Robby Kalland
    Missouri's black football players announced Saturday night that they no longer will participate in football activities until university president Tim Wolfe either resigns or is removed from his post. These Tigers started their protest on the heels of increased racial tensions that have bubbled up on Missouri's campus, most recently involving an incident on Oct. 24 when a swastika carved with smeared feces was put up on the wall of a new dormitory. Sophomore defensive back Anthony Sherrils tweeted out the following statement along with a picture of Missouri's black players standing together, arms linked. "The athletes of color...