Sounds like something out of the former Soviet Union, doesn’t it?
The football team at the University of Missouri threatened to boycott the rest of its losing season if the school’s president didn’t resign. They and other students claimed he wasn’t responsive to their complaints of racial slights on campus. They got what they wanted. University President Tim Wolfe and Chancellor R. Bowen Loftin stepped down.
Have the “racist” incidents been substantiated? It doesn’t matter for the leftist narrative, and proof is apparently uninteresting. Worse than demanding resignations, however, is an e-mail the University of Missouri Police Department sent to students asking those “who witness incidents of hateful and/or hurtful speech or actions” to call the police. From the Washington Times:
Police asked students to provide a detailed description of the offender, their location or license plate number, and a photograph of the offender if possible.
In a statement to Mediaite, the police department confirmed that the email was real.
“We also work for the university and uphold the university’s rules and regulations,” a spokesman said.
The email comes after campus clashes between reporters and student activists who formed a “no media safe space” on Monday to prevent media access to protesters celebrating the resignations of Mr. Wolfe and Mr. Loftin.
The protesters tried to bar media coverage of a public protest as well, and a professor at the school, Melissa Click, called for “muscle” to have a student journalist removed.
This is what happens when a coddled generation has no memory of actual oppression in a country that’s fat, comfortable, and bored. It’s one thing for pampered students to want to shut down dissent. It’s quite another when law enforcement — government officials — indulge them.