Don’t be surprised if more black athletes exert their political power for civil rights

Don’t be surprised if more black athletes exert their political power for civil rights

[Ed. – Don’t be surprised either if grievance mongers like Bouie continue to stoke the fires of unrest and racial division.]

On Saturday, black players on the University of Missouri’s football team released a message to the school’s administration. “The athletes of color on the University of Missouri football team truly believe ‘Injustice Anywhere is a threat to Justice Everywhere,’” read the statement, published on Twitter. “We will no longer paticipate in any football related activities until President Tim Wolfe resigns or is removed due to his negligence toward marginalized students’ experiences. WE ARE UNITED!!!!!”

The players were referring to a series of racist incidents against black students, including slurs directed at Payton Head, the president of the Missouri Students Association, who is black. “Last night as I walking through campus, some guys riding on the back of a pickup truck decided that it would be okay to continuously scream N*GGER at me,”detailed Head in a Facebook post. Later, a group of black students—rehearsing for a part in the homecoming parade—were harassed by an intoxicated man yelling racial slurs. Students held anti-racism protests in response to both but saw little time or attention from the administration.

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