15 #BlackOnCampus Tweets Describe Why College Racism Is a Nationwide Issue

Articles | November 23 2015

by Zak Cheney-Rice

Shortly after the ouster of ex-University of Missouri system president Tim Wolfe on Monday, the celebratory mood at Mizzou turned sour.

As students basked in their victory — the result of a week-long hunger strike by graduate student Jonathan Butler and protests against racism and other disparities at the University of Missouri-Columbia campus — tense interactions with members of the media segued into anonymous death threats against black students, prompting arrests, more calls for resignations and a wider debate around the challenges of marginalization at America’s predominantly white colleges and universities.  Read more here.