MU students protest inside Jesse Hall after report of racism

3 years 8 months 2 weeks ago Tuesday, October 06 2015 Oct 6, 2015 Tuesday, October 06, 2015 2:51:00 PM CDT October 06, 2015 in News
By: Connor Smith, KOMU 8 Reporter
loading

COLUMBIA – MU students held a peaceful protest inside Jesse Hall Tuesday, urging the administration to address racism on campus.

During the event Tuesday, MU officials said they identified the person who said something racist while walking past students of the Legions of Black Collegians Monday. The Office of Student Conduct said it has moved the person from campus pending the outcome of an investigation.

Students at the protest spent their day sitting and studying outside of administrator’s offices.

“The event brings awareness right to their office doors, so it’s impossible for them to ignore it,” said Chris Dades, MU undergraduate student. “They can’t claim that they didn’t know about these issues, about these complaints, because it’s literally right outside their door.”

Graduate student Jonathan Butler said “Our main job as students is to educate our peers, as well as hold the administration accountable. That’s part of what we’re doing as well today is, you know, making our presence known in the administration building, Jesse Hall, to really make sure that the administration are hearing our voices.”

Chancellor R. Bowen Loftin, who was out of the country this week, responded to the incident with a video message Monday, saying he shared students' outrage.

"It's enough, let's stop this, let's end hatred and racism at Mizzou," he said.

Provost Garnett Stokes said, “Racism and all prejudice is heinous, insidious and damaging to Mizzou. It hurts students’ education and experience including their mental health and academic achievement.  That is why all of us must commit to changing the culture at this university.”

Butler said it’s the administration’s job to enact policies that can change the culture on campus.

“The one strategy we like to push is education within our own peers, so again working with undergraduate peers and graduate peers,” Butler said. “Really starting to have those difficult dialogues so that we can actually start to progress. That’s the main thing we’re trying to do as students.”

 

More News

Grid
List
MIAMI (CNN) -- It took a little bit to warm up, but candidates began heating up the first Democratic debate... More >>
1 hour ago Wednesday, June 26 2019 Jun 26, 2019 Wednesday, June 26, 2019 10:31:00 PM CDT June 26, 2019 in News
COLUMBIA - A man was shot and killed in a north Columbia neighborhood Wednesday night. It happened around 8:30... More >>
1 hour ago Wednesday, June 26 2019 Jun 26, 2019 Wednesday, June 26, 2019 10:05:00 PM CDT June 26, 2019 in News
ST. LOUIS — Sheryl Crosier and her husband Scott said they watched helplessly as their son, Simon, took his last... More >>
2 hours ago Wednesday, June 26 2019 Jun 26, 2019 Wednesday, June 26, 2019 9:54:00 PM CDT June 26, 2019 in News
BRUNSWICK - The Red Cross hosted a Multi-Agency Resource Center in Brunswick on Wednesday to help with flood recovery. ... More >>
7 hours ago Wednesday, June 26 2019 Jun 26, 2019 Wednesday, June 26, 2019 4:15:00 PM CDT June 26, 2019 in News
COLUMBIA - The school bus service used by Columbia Public Schools is looking for drivers. Student Transportation of America... More >>
8 hours ago Wednesday, June 26 2019 Jun 26, 2019 Wednesday, June 26, 2019 3:54:00 PM CDT June 26, 2019 in News
JEFFERSON CITY (AP) — A top Missouri Democrat says that Missouri Auditor Nicole Galloway is planning to run for governor... More >>
9 hours ago Wednesday, June 26 2019 Jun 26, 2019 Wednesday, June 26, 2019 2:41:00 PM CDT June 26, 2019 in News
OSAGE BEACH – Police said a man was arrested after he was found damaging roads and cars Tuesday in Osage... More >>
9 hours ago Wednesday, June 26 2019 Jun 26, 2019 Wednesday, June 26, 2019 2:21:00 PM CDT June 26, 2019 in News
NEW FRANKLIN - Access from Boonville to New Franklin has been cut off due to high waters on the roads.... More >>
9 hours ago Wednesday, June 26 2019 Jun 26, 2019 Wednesday, June 26, 2019 2:12:00 PM CDT June 26, 2019 in News
COLUMBIA - Police have arrested two people in connection to a shooting near Stephens Lake Park in Columbia Tuesday morning.... More >>
13 hours ago Wednesday, June 26 2019 Jun 26, 2019 Wednesday, June 26, 2019 10:25:00 AM CDT June 26, 2019 in News
COLUMBIA - The first 2020 democratic debate will be held on Wednesday night. Shakespeare's Pizza is having a watch party... More >>
18 hours ago Wednesday, June 26 2019 Jun 26, 2019 Wednesday, June 26, 2019 5:46:00 AM CDT June 26, 2019 in News
BRUNSWICK - The American Red Cross will open a Multi-Agency Resource Center Wednesday to help those impacted by flooding in... More >>
18 hours ago Wednesday, June 26 2019 Jun 26, 2019 Wednesday, June 26, 2019 5:28:00 AM CDT June 26, 2019 in News
COLUMBIA - Boone County firefighters went above and beyond the call of duty Monday to assist a man in need.... More >>
1 day ago Tuesday, June 25 2019 Jun 25, 2019 Tuesday, June 25, 2019 11:18:00 PM CDT June 25, 2019 in News
WOOLDRIDGE - With water levels expected to crest on Wednesday, Wooldridge is in preparation for more flooding. The town... More >>
1 day ago Tuesday, June 25 2019 Jun 25, 2019 Tuesday, June 25, 2019 9:31:00 PM CDT June 25, 2019 in News
COLUMBIA - A Columbia man has been sentenced for exposing his genitals to in two separate incidents at a McDonald's... More >>
1 day ago Tuesday, June 25 2019 Jun 25, 2019 Tuesday, June 25, 2019 8:15:00 PM CDT June 25, 2019 in News
KEYTESVILLE - James Pleasant, who prosecutors say left his fiance to die in flood waters, appeared in court Tuesday. ... More >>
1 day ago Tuesday, June 25 2019 Jun 25, 2019 Tuesday, June 25, 2019 7:54:00 PM CDT June 25, 2019 in News
COLUMBIA - The Missouri State Highway Patrol arrested a Columbia man after he admitted to viewing child pornography for nearly... More >>
1 day ago Tuesday, June 25 2019 Jun 25, 2019 Tuesday, June 25, 2019 7:12:07 PM CDT June 25, 2019 in News
COLUMBIA, Mo. (AP) — Missouri's only abortion clinic is asking a state administrative panel to intervene before its license to... More >>
1 day ago Tuesday, June 25 2019 Jun 25, 2019 Tuesday, June 25, 2019 5:16:00 PM CDT June 25, 2019 in News
SEDALIA, Mo. (AP) — An Illinois man has been sentenced to 15 years in prison after accepting a plea deal... More >>
1 day ago Tuesday, June 25 2019 Jun 25, 2019 Tuesday, June 25, 2019 4:07:40 PM CDT June 25, 2019 in News
Columbia, MO
Broken Clouds 73°
12am 74°
1am 74°
2am 73°
3am 72°