Tag: Missouri

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,…

St. Louis County Family Court is Racially Biased

By Sheryl Estrada The Department of Justice, Washington, D.C. Photo by Shutterstock. The federal government has again proven racial bias practices exist inSt. Louis County, Mo. The Department of Justice’s (DOJ) Civil Rights Division released a report on Friday stating St. Louis County Family Court is violating the constitutional rights…

Anti-LGBT Missouri Lawmaker Resigns in Disgrace Over Texting Scandal

By Michael Nam Another virulently anti-LGBT and pro “family values” legislator was revealed to be a hypocrite on Wednesday. Republican John Diehl was forced to step down from his powerful position as Speaker of the Missouri House of Representatives after the Kansas City Star obtained texts of a sexual nature…

What Other States Face Anti-LGBT Laws

What Other States Face Anti-LGBT Laws By Barbara Frankel There now are more than 85 anti-LGBT bills before 28 state legislatures, according to the Human Rights Campaign. Courtesy of Human Rights Campaign What Has Been Approved So Far Indiana’s ‘Religious Freedom Law.’ Status: Signed into law by Gov. Mike Pence,…