COLUMBIA, Mo. (AP) — The University of Missouri temporarily suspended a fraternity on Wednesday over accusations of racial slurs directed toward black students, in the latest incident of racial tension that has roiled the campus for nearly a year. The university action followed the national organization of Delta Upsilon fraternity, which suspended the chapter earlier […]
COLUMBIA, Mo. (AP) — A Spike Lee documentary about protests at the University of Missouri this fall, which were spurred by what activists said was administrators’ indifference to racial issues on campus, made its premiere Wednesday night at a theater near the campus. Lee worked with ESPN to make the documentary, “2 Fists Up,” which […]
The story behind the protests against racial tensions on the campus of the University of Missouri last Fall will be the focus of a new short film from . The Huffington Post reports the film, titled “2 Fists Up,” will be a part of Lee’s “Spike Lee’s Lil’ Joints” series. The project will document how […]
In the wake of a strike by the University of Missouri’s football team during the height of the school’s racial tension in November, a state lawmaker has introduced legislation that would punish athletes for taking such a stand in the future. State Rep. Rick Brattin, a Republican from Harrisonville, filed a proposal Friday that would […]
WASHINGTON (AP) — Officials were slow to handle racial incidents at the University of Missouri, and that contributed to protests, a student hunger strike, a threatened boycott by the football team and ultimately, the resignations of two administrators. At the University of Oklahoma, damage over a racist chant that was caught on video was kept […]
DETROIT (AP) — Protests by University of Missouri black students that forced the school’s administration to address racism and other problems mirror efforts decades ago that led many majority white schools to create African-American studies and other programs. But those programs and some ethnic studies departments across the country are struggling with funding, low-staffing and […]
A local NAACP chapter has announced plans to open up a discrimination hotline for Black students at the University of Missouri.
BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — If the University of Missouri succeeds in meeting a student demand for a faculty that’s 10 percent black in two years, it will likely be alone among its peers. No state’s “flagship” public university campus had a black faculty population approaching that level, and only a handful topped even the 5 […]
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A recent groundswell of protests on college campuses over race, sexual misconduct and other social issues has some civil libertarians worried that the prized principle of free speech could be sacrificed in the rush to address legitimate student grievances. The potential conflict between the protection of civil rights and the constitution’s […]
The situation that continues to unfold on the campus of the University of Missouri has intensified, with calls for violence against Black students and the…
COLUMBIA, Mo. (AP) — One of the University of Missouri’s first black law school graduates was appointed Thursday to lead the four-campus system through a tumultuous period of racial unrest, drawing praise from students who said he’s well-equipped to confront the problems they felt his predecessor largely ignored. Michael Middleton, 68, has spent 30 years […]
Just one day after the resignations of both the president and school chancellor following protests against racial injustices on campus, verbal and social media threats have been made towards University of Missouri students.