MU protests inspire conversations at other colleges
Days after two university administrators stepped down, colleges across the country stood in solidarity.
Nov. 12, 2015
The efforts lead by activist group Concerned Student 1950 at MU have influenced a movement at Ithaca College in upstate New York. Students organized a walkout in an effort to recognize the struggles that students of color face and to organize efforts to force Ithaca College president Tom Rochon to give up his position as head of the university.
Protesters gathered at Ithaca’s Freedom Rock at 1:30 p.m. Wednesday, then proceeded to lay on the ground in an act of defiance for 20 minutes, demonstrating the students’ discontent with Rochon’s lackluster responses to student issues.
However, Ithaca College isn’t the only university influenced by the domino effect of racial activism prompted by MU. Using the hashtag #ConcernedStudent1950, colleges around the nation are expressing their support for the movement.
To the students of color at Mizzou. We, the students of color at Wesleyan stand with you in solidarity.— Samuel Medrano (@samuelmedran0) November 11, 2015
To the students of color at Mizzou, we, students of color at @Stanford Univ, stand w/ you in solidarity. To those who would threaten (cont.)— Miribel Tran (@miribelxtran) November 11, 2015
to the students of color at mizzou and yale, i, a student ally at uchicago, stand with you in support & solidarity #concernedstudent1950— Eleanor Carpenter (@ellybean13) November 11, 2015
To the students of color at Mizzou, we, black students and students of color at Occidental College, stand with you in solidarity.— dayja_vuuh (@YouHaveDayjaVu) November 11, 2015
To the students of colour at Mizzou & friends at Yale, we, students of colour at Columbia stand with you in solidarity.— pretty yung thang (@yojordyn) November 11, 2015
To Mizzou students, we, students at Harvard, stand in solidarity. To those who threaten their safety, we are watching. #ConcernedStudent1950— Blake McGhghy (@bamcghghy) November 11, 2015
To the students of color at Mizzou, we, student allies at Yale, stand with you in solidarity.— Sarah Ludwin-Peery (@sarahroselp) November 11, 2015
Students at Yale stand in solidarity with students at Mizzou. pic.twitter.com/qmjit0SxYA— Hal Dockins (@HalDockins) November 11, 2015