I'm not sure if you are familiar with the situation at the University of Missouri but earlier this morning BOTH the University President AND the School Chancellor have been OUSTED. According to CNN, "African-American students at Missouri have long complained of mealymouthed response by school leaders in dealing with racism on the overwhelmingly white Columbia campus. Black student leaders have conveyed their displeasure over students openly using racial slurs and other incidents." CNN This is just a beginning
Historically, the ability to mobilize college students has led to a lot of SIGNIFICANT economic and political change. This is a great example of students, athletes, and faculty/staff joining together to not only bring awareness to an issue, but MAKE A TANGIBLE DIFFERENCE in the system. Today, is a victory for race relations and it restores my belief in our ability to rally together and be unified in a cause.
This is INSPIRING. Too often we celebrate ignorance, ratchetry and foolishness, but THIS IS INSPIRING!! The efforts of all of the students, organizers, teachers, advisers, athletes, coaches, and other community stakeholders have led to real and tangible change.
This should be a teachable moment in every classroom this morning, and it's POWERFUL to see the images of a community united as one.