See what happens when we stick together for the greater good? A group of black Mizzou football players took a stand for justice and justice has been served. More inside…
Over the weekend, the Internet was buzzing with news about a group of black football players at the University of Missouri who decided to go on strike! Anyone who follows college football KNOWS this is a huge deal. When you attend a school like Mizzou football is life.
So why did the guys go on strike? Well, they were boycotting as a means of calling for the removal of University of Missouri System President Tim Wolfe due to his lack of response to many racist and anti Semitic acts on campus. Coaches soon followed suit and teachers/faculty threatened to walk off campus. One graduate student, Johnathan Butler, even went on a hunger strike. And it all worked!
Today, Tim Wolfe announced that he would be stepping down as president of the University of Missouri System. He made his announcement at an emergency special Board of Curators meeting Monday to address the growing racial tensions and numerous protests going on around campus. Fighting through his tears, he said,
“I am resigning as president of the University Missouri system. My motivation in making this decision comes from a love of Columbia where I grew up and the state of Missouri. I thought and prayed over this decision. It is the right thing to do … The frustration and anger I see is real, and I don’t doubt it for a second.”
Following his recognition, the board voted in favor of accepting his resignation. So, he’s out! And that’s not all…
The University of Missouri Chancellor R. Bowen Loftin also announced today that he will be stepping down as of January 1. Won’t he do it?
Peep Tim Wolfe’s emotional resignation below:
Just goes to show, WE have power if WE can make a conscious decision to band together for the greater good. Job well done to the students/faculty/staff at Mizzou!