COLUMBIA, Mo. — The University of Missouri system’s president, Tim Wolfe, and the chancellor of the flagship campus, R. Bowen Loftin, announced on Monday that they were resigning their posts in the face of growing protests by African-American students, the threat of a walkout by faculty and a strike by football players who said he had done too little to combat racism on campus.
Wolfe made the stunning announcement at the start of a special Board of Curators meeting Monday morning that had been scheduled to address the growing crisis at the Show Me state’s flagship university. The board voted in favor of accepting his resignation. Several hours later, Bowen Loftin, chancellor of the university’s flagship campus, announced he will step down from his post by the end of the year as well.
I have not been able to find any specific examples of the systemic racism that supposedly exists on the Campuses of the University of Missouri. I do know what their demands were. Some of them are absurd.
Has a dangerous precedent been set?
As a student during the 60’s, I say yes. Perhaps others will say no. So far, I have not been impressed. Are racial problems worse in Missouri? Should Michael Brown or Ferguson been a part of the University of Missouri issues?
Your discussion. Have at it.