Comparing the response to incidents of racism on campus

Wednesday’s demonstrations come a little over a year after former MSA President Payton Head vocalized he was a called a racial slur.

MU’s historic fall semester in 2015 was a buildup of multiple issues, including frustration with administrators regarding graduate student rights, abortion privileges and students being called racial slurs. A key event and catalyst of last fall was when former Missouri Students Association President Payton Head shared in a Facebook post that he had been called a racial slur. The post went viral and quickly gained national attention. Between then and now, several other students have come forward sharing similar experiences with racism on campus. In light of a similar incident involving Legion of Black Collegians members being called the N-word, a year and 16 days after Head shared his experience, The Maneater compared the response following both events.

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