MU Looks For Solutions To Racism

7 years 8 months 4 days ago Wednesday, February 16 2011 Feb 16, 2011 Wednesday, February 16, 2011 10:30:45 PM CST February 16, 2011 in Continuous News
By: Modupe Idowu

COLUMBIA - Legions of Black Collegians hosted a meeting tonight to discuss solutions to racism on MU's campus Wednesday night. More than forty students and staff including Diversity Chancellor Roger Worthington gathered into the Black Culture Center to reflect on this past weekend's events, but the focus was on prevention.

This is the second year in a row that a racist act has occurred on the University of Missouri's campus during Black History Month, and some students are wondering what the University will do to prevent it from happening again. Some student organization came up with numerous ideas such as MIZZOU pledge banners, a diversity parade, and incorporating diversity courses in general education requirements.

"Once again these are things that seem like were going to do today, but what about four years from now when this incident happens again? Are those banners still going to be up? I want to make sure it's not going to be anything verbal, and that it's not going to end once we leave this building tonight, " MU Student Kaylan Holloway said.

The diversity course actually came up last year during the cotton ball incident and Worthington says the board is just now in the process of voting on the class.

 

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