Tag: Missouri

Police Officer Appears in Racist Music Video

A St. Joseph, Missouri, police officer, Zackary Craft, has been placed on unpaid administrative leave after appearing in a racially charged music video for a song called “Before This Bomb Blows Up (Racism Goes Both Ways),” which was uploaded on YouTube, by Josh Smith (who goes by J. Smitty). Throughout…

Feds Sue City of Ferguson for Civil Rights Violations

The U.S. Department of Justice on Wednesday filed a lawsuit against the City of Ferguson, Missouri, to force the city to reform its police department and court system after the government found both had violated citizens’ civil rights and were especially biased against minorities. In announcing the lawsuit late Wednesday,…

Former Mizzou Pres.: I was 'attached unfairly to racism'

A private email written by Tim Wolfe, former president of the University of Missouri, was made public last week. In the email, which was intended for some of his close supporters, Wolfe describes the events and circumstances that led to his resignation and seems unwilling to take any blame for…

Missouri Bill Proposed Revoking Scholarships from Student Athletes who Protest

Republican lawmakers in Missouri attempted to silence student athletes and take away their right to free speech and take away their scholarships following theUniversity of Missouri football team’sinfluence last month in joining protesters to call for the removal of theschool’s president and chancellor for failing to address racial issues on…

Campus Racism Likely to Claim Another University President

The rallies and walkouts at the University of Missouri have inspired students at other colleges to fight for equality on their own campuses as well. This week, students at Ithaca College launched their own protests and are calling for their president, Tom Rochon, to step down as well. The college,…

Yale Students March Same Day Mizzou Pres. Resigns

Hours after the resignation of University of Missouri President Tim Wolfe on Monday morning due to the mismanagement of racial issues on the school’s campuses, thousands of students at Yale University joined together for what they called a “March of Resilience” against racial insensitivity. Two recent race-related incidents on campus…

Missouri and Racism Back in the News: Mizzou President Resigns

University of Missouri President Tim Wolfe resigned Monday morning following mounting pressure from students and faculty over his mishandling of racism at the school’s campuses. “I take full responsibility for this frustration and inaction,” Wolfe said Monday aftera series of scheduled walkouts and protests, includingone student declaring a hunger strike,…