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Biographical film ‘Trumbo’ recalls shameful Blacklist era

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Volume 51, Issue 11

ColumbiaChronicle.com

College’s diversity initiatives off to slow start

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NOV.

16 2015

» LOU FOGLIA/CHRONICLE

STUDENTS:

‘Perseverance, unity—we are all one community’

Columbia students join national conversation about race in higher education CAMPUS REPORTER

STUDENTS GATHERED IN front of the 624 S.

Michigan Ave. Building with Senior Vice President and Provost Stan Wearden and Vice President of Student Success Mark Kelly on Nov. 13, sharing stories of racial inequalities they have experienced. At the Stand in Solidarity event, a freshman journalism major who is black shared the hurt she felt when her

roommate voiced concerns that the new roommate they will soon be assigned will be “ghetto”—what she took as a thinly-veiled racist remark. “I do not pay tuition to be judged; I do not pay tuition to come to school and be segregated,” the student said. “Just because the KKK is not on campus yelling at you does not mean [racism] is not here.” Columbia’s Student Government Association and Black Student Union

organized the gathering, named “Stand in Solidarity,” in light of University of Missouri System President Tim Wolfe’s Nov. 9 resignation following accusations of mishandling racial tensions at the university. The demonstration’s purpose was to express solidarity with Mizzou students protesting their president’s remarks and to bring the national discussion of racial issues in higher education to Columbia’s campus.

SEE SOLIDARITY, PAGE 10

» arabella breck

The Columbia cChronicle, November 16, 2015  
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