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Misusing Mizzou: Beyond solidarity

The latest chapter of racial violence in America unfolded in the same way as always. In the span of two months, the nation watched as a Black student was assaulted by a police officer in South Carolina, and as prosecutors argued that the murder of Tamir Rice, a black child, was justified. We watched as systems of Black subjugation and murder replicated themselves in a pattern we have seen over and over again.

To stand in solidarity

We are here, hopefully, not just for the name of the university that will appear on our degrees, but to gain a more humanistic education, one that allows us to cultivate our trade crafts while becoming better and more fully rounded individuals. Recognizing that we’re not the only ones in existence is part of that.