The same school that stood behind Michael Sam when he came out to the world is now again standing up for justice at their school.
University of Missouri's Football Team went on strike to protest president Tim Wolfe's lack of respect and care for different racial issues on campus. On Saturday, members of the university's Legion of Black Collegians announced on Twitter that they would be on strike from all football activities until Wolfe either resigns or is removed from his position.
"The athletes of color on the University of Missouri football team truly believe 'Injustice Anywhere is a threat to Justice Everywhere,' " the post said. "We will no longer participate in any football related activities until President Time Wolfe resigns or is removed due to his negligence toward marginalized students' experiences. WE ARE UNITED!!!!!"
There have been many different racial incidents that have happened on campus that Wolfe gave little to no support or care.
Most recently, student body president Payton Head was called a "n*gger" while walking to class on a regular school day.
According to ESPN, although the students protested, the chancellor did not address the incident for nearly a week.
In support of the movement, Coach Gary Pinkel on Sunday "The Mizzou Family stands as one. We Are united. We are behind our players." attached with a picture of the entire football team.
New York Daily News is reporting that the University of Missouri also threatened a mass walkout to join the students for their call for the president to resign in the latest protests. English professor Elisa Glick announced the walkout in an email Sunday night, writing the faculty will "stand in solidarity with Mizzou student activists who are advocating for racial justice on our campus,"
One of the other racial situations that happened was in October during homecoming. The University Of Missouri's black student union, The Legion of Black Collegians, was rehearsing on stage for an event for their homecoming. A white man hopped on the stage and began calling the students racial slurs. When they tried to talk to Wolfe at the homecoming parade, he did not want to listen and dismissed their feelings and concerns.
Another incident happened later in October when someone used feces to make a swastika in a university building.
Today, Wolfe has resigned from his position as president and in his speech stated “It is my belief we stopped listening to each other...We have to respect each other enough to stop yelling at each other and start listening, and quit intimidating each other. I take full responsibility for this frustration,” he added, “and I take full responsibility for the inaction that has occurred.” Wolfe wants the student body and the faculty to “use my resignation to heal and start talking again.”