University of Missouri black football players pledge boycott over racism concerns
Nov 11, 2015 Black players on the University of Missouri football team recently announced that they will boycott practices, meetings and games until the university dismisses its president for not adequately responding to racism on campus.
The university’s Legion of Black Collegians released a statement on Twitter saying:
“We will no longer participate in any football-related activities until President Tim Wolfe resigns or is removed due to his negligence toward marginalized students’ experience,”
Racial tensions in Missouri flared last year when a white policeman in the St. Louis suburb of Ferguson killed an unarmed black teenager and a grand jury brought no charges against him.
Responding to this, President Wolfe released a statement in which he indicated no intention to resign, but said solutions to the students’ concerns were being discussed.