Mizzou protesters aren’t pleased with all of the news coverage highlighting the Paris shooting. Despite the Islamic State’s terrorist attack, which claimed the lives of 129 people and left 352 injured in Paris, Mizzou protesters and Black Lives Matter activists insist the mass shooting has garnered so much coverage in an effort to overshadow the confusion that recently occurred at the University of Missouri.
According to Breitbart, angry Mizzou protesters and Black Lives Matter activists have taken to Twitter with their sentiments of the Paris shooting, and surprisingly, there are many perspectives but most lead to the same conclusion. Although activists and supporters sympathize with those who were killed during the Paris shooting, they still don’t feel the situation should overshadow the racially-charged problems currently plaguing America. For some, the heartless animosity stemmed from the mass college shooting that took place in Kenya earlier this year.
New York Daily News journalist Shaun King cited that although the incidents are similar, the Paris shooting has been widely publicized and the Kenya shooting went internationally unreported by media outlets, which is why some Mizzou protesters aren’t sympathetic. Then, there are others who have argued that the situations in Paris and Missouri are equally tragic, which has also sparked a heated debate. In a nutshell, many supporters of Mizzou and Black Lives Matter have very little sympathy for the lives lost in Paris.
Here are some of the tweets:
The angry tweets and frustration over the Paris shooting “spotlight” comes just days after Timothy Michael Wolfe, former president of the University of Missouri system, resigned following allegations of racism. By now, many Americans are probably well aware of the Mizzou incident that led to all of the confusion at the University of Missouri. But, for those who haven’t heard about the incident, here’s the gist of it.
According to NBC News, earlier this week racial tension peaked at the university when Wolfe became the center of controversy after his alleged failure to address a number of racially-charged attacks plaguing black students at the university. Wolfe faced criticism from a variety of student groups after he allegedly ignored the concerns of students who had been subjected to racism by other students who allegedly spewed racial epithets toward minority student leaders. However, that’s not all.
Before the Paris shooting, there was a Mizzou incident that caused the university’s racial problems to peak. Back in October, it was discovered that feces were used to draw a swastika on campus. The horrific act led to more opposition, segregation and, condemnation from black and Jewish student organizations since Wolfe allegedly failed to do anything to reprimand the students involved or rectify the situation, according to CNN.
As a result, the campus became visibly divided and students began protesting. Even football players went on strike, refusing to participate in practices and sporting events until the situation was addressed. The overwhelming complaints and protesting led to Wolfe’s resignation.
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