( KTRS ) Missouri football players announced on Twitter over the weekend that they will not participate in team activities until the university president resigns, a move designed to join forces with a black graduate student who is holding a hunger strike.
Jonathan Butler has not eaten since last Monday to protest the university’s handling of racial harassment cases. Missouri President Tim Wolfe met with Butler and representatives of several student organizations Friday to discuss racism and other problems currently disrupting the university’s Columbia campus.
Congressman William. Lacy Clay then met with Wolfe, and former MU Deputy Chancellor Michael Middleton, regarding the repeated incidents of racial intolerance at Mizzou. Congressman Clay expressed his solidarity with the more than 1900 student protestors and his concern for the health and well-being of Jonathan Butler.
Gov Jay Nixon also released a statement Sunday saying – “Our colleges and universities must be havens of trust and understanding”