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Mon Nov 9, 2015, 01:03 PM

Students have power. Use it!

This is incredible. University of Missouri President resigns after student protests. Students have power. Use it!

http://www.nbcnews.com/news/us-news/tim-wolfe-university-missouri-president-says-hes-resigning-amid-racial-n459941


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Reply Students have power. Use it! (Original post)
kpete Nov 2015 OP
Bluzmann57 Nov 2015 #1
loyalsister Nov 2015 #5
HereSince1628 Nov 2015 #7
msongs Nov 2015 #2
BKH70041 Nov 2015 #3
romanic Nov 2015 #4
hifiguy Nov 2015 #6
cwydro Nov 2015 #9
WhaTHellsgoingonhere Nov 2015 #8

Response to kpete (Original post)

Mon Nov 9, 2015, 01:29 PM

1. This is a testament to the power of football

And it really isn't a bad thing. The football players who threatened not to play should be commended. They brought this issue on the campus to the forefront when it is likely that many people were not aware that this racism on campus was happening. Good for the players and all others who participated and brought about change.
Watch for fox noise to condemn the University of Missouri football program. Real soon.

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Response to Bluzmann57 (Reply #1)

Mon Nov 9, 2015, 04:18 PM

5. If the Black graduate students I have talked to had their way

It would call attention to the fact that college football is a giant plantation.
Football players have power only because of what their labor produces which turns out to be good for a privileged few mostly white people.

How often does their labor result in social and economic power that benefits them and their families when they are no longer laborers?

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Response to Bluzmann57 (Reply #1)

Mon Nov 9, 2015, 04:36 PM

7. it's a testament to the power of cutting off the revenue stream

I'm very glad the athletes realized the act of choosing to withhold their labor had the capacity to flip that lever.


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Response to kpete (Original post)

Mon Nov 9, 2015, 02:40 PM

2. jock privilege nt

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Mon Nov 9, 2015, 02:53 PM

3. Not surprising.

Given the current world-view of the majority of admins and profs on college campuses, it's very easy to intimidate them, so why not do it? So expect more on any number or issues, legitimate or not.

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Mon Nov 9, 2015, 04:02 PM

4. Power of intimidation maybe.

This resignation will not solve the deeper issue of racism on campuses. Its a superficial victory at best.

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Mon Nov 9, 2015, 04:27 PM

6. Everything to do with a threat to the football $$$$ stream

 

and zip to do with anything else.

No way was the university gonna take a million-dollar hit from a cancelled football game.

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Response to hifiguy (Reply #6)

Mon Nov 9, 2015, 04:44 PM

9. Bingo. eom

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Mon Nov 9, 2015, 04:42 PM

8. Football.

 

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