Is the University of Missouri campus steeped in Racism? Or have students forgotten why they want a college degree…? Hunger strikes, protests, and a football team which refuses to suit up….
Oh, and of course a US Senator with her 2¢….
It seems the incident that set off the protests was a swastika – drawn in human feces – on a bathroom wall. This supposedly was a ‘hate crime’ –
BUT, – nobody has been arrested for the vandalism….thus it is unclear that a white person did it…
But the group Concerned Students 1950 met with President Tim Wolfe – and presented their Eight Demands:
► Wolfe must hand-write and read a public apology acknowledging his White Male Privilege – and accepting responsibility for a series of incidents…
► The removal of Tim Wolfe…
► the University meet the 1969 demands of the Black Collegians….
► the University create and enforce comprehensive racial awareness and inclusion courses for students, faculty, staff, and administration. The course must be vetted by a board of students, staff, and faculty OF COLOR.
► The University by school year 2017-18 increase black faculty and staff to 10% campus wide…
► institute a 10 year plan to increase retention rates for marginalized students [stop flunking poor performing Black students]
► increase funding and resources for mental counseling of Black students
► increase funding, resources, and personnel for Social Justice centers
I’m just sure these demands are going to be warmly welcomed by all Missouri students and by the taxpayers of that state….
…will the striking football players [and the coaches who have voiced public solidarity with them] – give up their free tuition and their salaries for the duration of the strike?
How soon before Jesse Jackson and Al Sharpton descend upon the campus – looking for their cut…?
How soon before Obama dispatches Loretta Lynch and the FBI to investigate who put shit on the wall…?
Would I be racially insensitive – or overly suspicious – if I thought Mister Butler and Ms. Walker are looking for safe, secure, lifetime appointments to cushy do-nothing campus jobs…?
Something stinks here, – and I’m pretty sure it’s not the shit smeared on the wall.
Missouri Senator Claire McCaskill [you remember her – the senator who ‘forgot’ she owned an airplane – and ‘forgot’ to pay taxes on it…] says she is
“…confident my university can and will do better in supporting an environment of tolerance and inclusion.”
Thanks Claire – you dummy….. Nothing like a US Senator admitting guilt for an institution you haven’t set foot on in decades…..
Black Bullying Worked
This is an ending most unfortunate – because it will reinforce the twin myths of ‘white privilege’ and ‘Black Victimhood’ – thus setting back race relations – and black recovery – for at least another generation.
Wolfe, – you are a coward!
You had every legal and moral right to expel all the student ringleaders involved, and to shut down the football team for the season, – and to fire the entire coaching staff.
BUT YOU CAVED…
You’ve set a terrible precedent – other school will follow and within a few years it will become the ‘common belief’ that ‘White Privilege’ is somehow the root cause of all Black misery across the land.
LESSON FOR SCHOOL BOARDS: When you hire college presidents – or school principals, – hire people with convictions, guts, and backbones – and be ready to back them up!
UPDATE: Thurs 12 Nov 2015 We learn that ‘things’ are NOT as they seem…. For instance – “Hunger Striker” Jonathan Butler comes from a VERY RICH family – hardly ‘oppressed by White Privilege’… Daddy is Eric L. Butler – VP of Marketing for Union Pacific…made $8 Million in 2014…
UPDATE: Thurs, 25 August 2016 For attempting to
treat coddle these race-baiters like respectable and responsible grownups, – instead of expelling and firing them as unwanted troublemakers, MIZZOU is paying stiff price:
Freshman enrollment is down 23%
– overall enrollment down 7%,
– as students seek quieter and better run campuses.