[Dallas, TX – November 9th]
A faculty group at the University of Missouri called for professors and other staff to walk out of classes Monday and Tuesday in the latest protest against the university president’s handling of a series of racially charged incidents.
The protests began after the student government president, who is black, said in September that people in a passing pickup truck shouted racial slurs at him.
More than two dozen football players at the school have drawn national attention to the protests by announcing that they would not participate in team activities until University of Missouri System President Tim Wolfe is removed.
According to video of the encounter posted on Twitter, Wolfe responded that the students may not like his answer before saying, “Systematic oppression is because you don’t believe that you have the equal opportunity for success —”
Wolfe said Monday at a special meeting of the system’s governing board that he takes “full responsibility for the frustration” students had expressed regarding racial issues and that it “is clear” and “real.”
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