College Protests Lack Right Solutions

November 19, 2015

By Tallahassee Democrat at

The mess at the University of Missouri recently is sending ripples of racial unrest through university campuses nationwide, with some significant long-term implications for American education and politics — as well as the news media.

In a little more than 36 hours, thousands of students protesting what they consider the University of Missouri administration’s insensitivity to some ugly racist provocations forced university President Tim Wolfe to resign. The university chancellor also announced plans to quit soon, and Wolfe was replaced on an interim basis by Michael Middleton, a black man who was the deputy chancellor, as well as a former civil rights attorney and student activist at the Columbia, Mo., campus 50 years ago...

Schools: Claremont McKenna College Howard University Virginia Commonwealth University Vanderbilt University University of Missouri – Columbia Yale University Cases: University of Missouri: Policing of “Hurtful” Speech Yale University: Protesters at Yale Threaten Free Speech, Demand Apologies and Resignations from Faculty Members Over Halloween Email Indiana University South Bend: Student Sanctioned for ‘Vagina Monologues’ Interview