Friday, November 13, 2015

Black students are fleeing campus

Black students at Mizzou are facing death threats and being forced to leave campus. Can you join me in standing with students at the University of Missouri in this moment of crisis?
Dear fellow MoveOn member,

Black students—who pay tuition just like their white counterparts—are leaving the University of Missouri because of active death threats against them. The school is on lockdown, classes have been cancelled, white students are walking around shouting "white power," and bricks have been thrown through windows—all in the wake of the university chancellor stepping down and the president resigning.1

Will you join me in standing with students at the University of Missouri in this moment of crisis? Click here to sign the petition, which says:

Enough people have been killed in 2015. Let's end this trend of destruction against Black lives and stand with students at the University of Missouri.

Racism is pervasive, and threats and abuse are rampant. It's the worst we've seen in years. Yet I'm unable to find any mainstream media coverage about this incident.

We cannot afford to live in denial or sit back and wait for others to act! Please sign this petition to help these students get back to campus and prevent further harm from being done.

Click here to add your name to this petition, and then pass it along to your friends.


–Tociana Watley


1. "U. Missouri president, chancellor resign over handling of racial incidents," The Washington Post, November 9, 2015


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