Missouri president releases statement concerning on-campus anti-racism protests
Amid anti-racism protests on the Missouri campus, embattled school president Tim Wolfe released this statement Sunday afternoon:
— Ashley Jost (@ajost) November 8, 2015
The Missouri football team has gone on strike to support the protests. A graduate student, Jonathan Butler, began a hunger strike Monday to raise awareness and demand the dismissal of Wolfe. A group named Concerned Students 1950 has been organizing the protests, and the Legion of Black Collegians posted a list of demands that included the removal of Wolfe.
- Coach Gary Pinkel tweeted a powerful photo in support of the players’ decision to boycott.
- Players tweeted Saturday night that they will cease all football operations to support the protests.
- The Missourian has a timeline of all the events on Missouri’s campus that have led to the protests and the football team’s decision.