Articles matching tag: Social Activism
- Column: Missouri - Sports Overthrows Its CreatorNovember 18, 2015
Most of us are familiar with the economic impact of collegiate athletics. After the recent incidents at the University of Missouri, we also know the political ramifications athletic teams can have. University of Missouri System President Tim Wolfe along with R. Bowen Loftin, the chancellor of the flagship campus at Columbia, resigned last week after a series of protests over racial events on campus that were not addressed to the satisfaction of a number of students. The issues at Missouri began on September 12 when the president of the Missouri Students Association claimed he was called a racial slur. Five weeks later, after several more racially related incidents and demonstrations, a group of black students calling themselves “Concerned Student 1950,” demanded Wolfe’s resignation.