U of M ... why did they stay and protest?

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  1. righteousdude2

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    https://www.washingtonpost.com/news...university-of-missouri-presidents-resignation

    Twice on Saturday afternoon, the United Negro Colleges Fund advertised for donations and promoted their many Universities and colleges across the nation.

    The ads made me wonder why the black, seriously unhappy, students at the University of Missouri stayed at a campus where they felt threatened and bullied because of their ethnicity? If things were that bad for them there, why not transfer to a school that guarantees no prejudice towards them? After all, I am paying for the privilege to attend a certain college, so if I do not like what I find there, I am going to spend my money at a place that deserves my business.

    I do not pretend to know how bad the social climate was at U of M, but if I felt unappreciated, unloved, fearful, and concerned that those making the big bucks were white supremacists; I surely would have left that place for a more friendly, understanding environment.

    Moi thinks that they had a hidden agenda, and the hiring of Middleton does seem somewhat suspicious.

    I'd like to know what some of you think? I realize that there is what we "the principle of the thing" and that should compel us to stand up when we are wronged. Still, I think that this "hissy-fit" will only result in retaliation by those who were the bullies in the first place, and that getting the president fired and a new one who happens to be black, and a past student who just happened to be the founder of a radical black student group while he attended U of M, leaves a bad taste in the hearts and minds of those students who were being declared as racist. That is my opinion, so please respect and don't attack me for my view of this, but rather share what you would have done if you had other options?
     
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    You have, on this board, time and time again complained that you have been bullied. You have created entire threads devoted to "protesting" the bullying atmosphere on this board and pleaded with people to stop bullying.

    I say this not to attack you, but to say that you must have the answer as to why those students stayed where they were. You stayed here, so reach inside yourself and apply the reasoning you find there to the students.
     
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    Victim blaming again, I see.

    "If only these people would go somewhere else they wouldn't get racially harrassed."
    "Why do they have to rock the boat, always complaining about racism?"

    Anyway, people attend a particular college for various reasons--a degree program that is in the top rated in their area of study, or a post-graduate program that is highly respected in a particular academic area, proximity to home, scholarships attained, cost, certain faculty members the student wants to study under, etc. etc.

    It's not easy to uproot your entire college experience in the middle of the year and leave to go somewhere else.

    Finally, why shouldn't people stand and fight prejudice? Why should they flee the problem?
     
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    Oh yeah....


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