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