Below are the actual demands the striking students made in Missouri at the University. My comments are in italics and in color. This couldn't get more stupid if you wrote a tragic comedy about it.
I. We demand that the University of Missouri System President, Tim Wolfe, writes a handwritten apology to the Concerned Student 1-9-5-0 demonstrators and holds a press conference in the Mizzou Student Center reading the letter. In the letter and at the press conference, Tim Wolfe must acknowledge his white male privilege, recognize that systems of oppression exist, and provide a verbal commitment to fulfilling Concerned Student 1-9-5-0 demands. We want Tim Wolfe to admit to his gross negligence, allowing his driver to hit one of the demonstrators, consenting to the physical violence of bystanders, and lastly refusing to intervene when Columbia Police Department used excessive force with demonstrators. The truth, what does it mean to acknowledge white male privilege. Kissing who's butt? This is sick beyond belief. AND about one of the demonstraters hit... it was in the homecoming parade, these protesters stood and blocked the parade. The driver of the President's care NUDGED one kid. Too stupid to get out of the way.
II. We demand the immediate removal of Tim Wolfe as UM system president. After his removal a new amendment to UM system policies must be established to have all future UM system president and Chancellor positions be selected by a collective of students, staff, and faculty of diverse backgrounds. I think there is room here for Al Sharpton or Jesse Jackson (neither of whom has much education but what does that matter they are black).
III. We demand that the University of Missouri meets the Legion of Black Collegians' demands that were presented in 1969 for the betterment of the black community. Who the heck even knows what those are??
IV. We demand that the University of Missouri creates and enforces comprehensive racial awareness and inclusion curriculum throughout all campus departments and units, mandatory for all students, faculty, staff, and administration. This curriculum must be vetted, maintained, and overseen by a board comprised of students, staff, and faculty of color. OK inmates running the zoo.. how's that gonna work out.
V. We demand that by the academic year 2017-2018, the University of Missouri increases the percentage of black faculty and staff campus-wide to 10%. Right now there are only 7% in the student body.. why don't they attend here I wonder? HMMM? I doubt it has anything to do with race.
VI. We demand that the University of Missouri composes a strategic 10 year plan by May 1, 2016 that will increase retention rates for marginalized students, sustain diversity curriculum and training, and promote a more safe and inclusive campus. If you need translation, marginalized students means those who don't cut the mustard, are flunking out and can't make it. Dumbing down higher education is the net result.
VII. We demand that the University of Missouri increases funding and resources for the University of Missouri Counseling Center for the purpose of hiring additional mental health professionals -- particularly those of color, boosting mental health outreach and programming across campus, increasing campus-wide awareness and visibility of the counseling center, and reducing lengthy wait times for prospective clients. WHY are there so many mentally disturbed students on campus? I don't think we had ANY mental health services in ND when I went to college. You want to know what this is Really about? Planned Parenthood abortion rights disguised as mental health. Hey doc, I'm preggos, my boyfriend needs me to have an abortion.. so where do I go??
VIII. We demand that the University of Missouri increases funding, resources, and personnel for the social justices centers on campus for the purpose of hiring additional professionals, particularly those of color, boosting outreach and programming across campus, and increasing campus-wide awareness and visibility. This is simply a jobs program designed to hire incompetent people to do useless jobs with no effect. We have far too much of this already.