|The MIZZOU Tigers football team threatened to boycott games. They backed the resignation of the University of Missouri's president after accusations of ineptness. The university is facing criticism over allegations of racism.|
The University of Missouri had a massive protest this weekend. It involved allegations of racist activity on the campus and the staff isn't doing enough to stop it.
MIZZOU president Tim Wolfe was being called to resign.
Today, Wolfe resigned. The chancellor of MIZZOU also announced he's stepping down.
Wolfe faced pressure to resign because of how he's handled a number of issues -- most prominently, racial tensions on campus.
Over the weekend, more than 30 black players on the MIZZOU football team announced they would not practice or participate in any team activities until Wolfe resigned. Some graduate students and faculty staged a walkout on Monday, similarly pressing for Wolfe to step down. On Sunday, state lawmakers joined the calls.
The MIZZOU Tigers football team warned the president that if he doesn't exit stage right, they will forfeit games.
The controversy was brought to the junk food media's attention. The Black students had enough of the inept actions of the facility. The protests begin after a feces smeared Swastika was found on campus. The person who committed the act wasn't caught and it mounted no recommendations from the president to combat this.
The last major incident that happened at MIZZOU was covered back in 2010. Two students placed cotton balls around the Black Cultural Center. They were apprehended and charged with littering.
The students were upset that these two weren't charged with a hate crime.
Sen. Roy Blunt (R-MO) and Sen. Claire McCaskill (D-MO) both issued statements condemning the allegations of racism on campus. They pledge to do whatever it takes to help MIZZOU through its turmoil.
MIZZOU even reached the White House. Press Secretary Josh Ernest praised the protesters for rallying together to demand fundamental changes at the university.
"I think this also illustrates something that the president talked a lot about in the context of - his campaign, that a few people speaking up and speaking out can have a profound impact on the communities where we live and work", said Ernest during this morning's briefing.
This stuff is happening over at Yale, Stanford and it's spreading.
Any thoughts on the developments in Columbia, MO?