As a Mizzou grad and a Tiger football supporter, I was intrigued. It’s hard to believe this conversation is happening in 2015, but when I think back on my experience there, it makes perfect sense.
Here’s a quick rundown of what has happened in Columbia, Missouri, in the last few weeks.
1. Mizzou students have been protesting the school’s response (or lack thereof) to a handful of racially motivated incidents. (The most recent involved someone using human feces to smear a swastika on a residence hall wall.)
2. Missouri grad student Jonathan Butler started a hunger strike last Monday, saying he refused to eat until Mizzou’s president, Timothy M. Wolfe, steps down.
— JB. (@_JonathanButler) October 13, 2015