Friday, November 13, 2015

Missouri Mayhem

Recently, a series of racist events occured at the University of Missouri. Students claim that the president, Tim Wolfe. The president did not act or take any action when there were many racial issues across campus. Many students and staff called out the president of the university and he has recently resigned. He claims that he resigned out of "love" for all the people at the school. The students at the school have been divided whether or not it was necessary for Wolfe to resign. The student activist organization #ConcernedStudent1950 are talking and making demands about how the college campus needs a more diverse and safe environment. Many students want the school to make changes. Some students are even going on hunger strikes. This also led to the football team refusing to play. After these events the university board agreed to start a new initiative on campus to promote diversity. Many students feel these changes are pointless or that it is great that the school is changing into a safe environment.

I think the it is great that the school is making these changes in the school environment. Many students have faced a lot of racial problems at school. A number of students talked about how they felt unsafe or unwelcome at school. There were also a number of times where people also felt segregated when on a bus or crossing the street. I think it's important for these measure to be taken because no one wants to feel unsafe or unwelcome in a learning environment. School should be an environment where you feel welcome and excited to learn. However, some students feel these changes are pointless or unecessary. Do you think the measures that were taken are too extreme?

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