Missouri President Tom Wolfe Resigns: Black Power Prevails! Here Comes The White Backlash

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Updated: November 9, 2015

Do you want an 21st century example of 20th century “Black Power?” Well here, at long-last it is . .  .?

African American athletes at the University of Missouri vowed to sit-out the rest of the football season unless the school removes its president: “The athletes of color on the University of Missouri football team truly believe ‘Injustice Anywhere is a threat to Justice Everywhere,” a statement released by the Legion of Black Collegians reads. “We will no longer participate in any football related activities until president Tim Wolfe resigns or is removed due to his negligence toward marginalized students’ experiences. WE ARE UNITED!!!!!

The protesters demanded a “handwritten apology” from the president that he read aloud at a press conference, that the school “creates and enforces comprehensive racial awareness and inclusion curriculum,” more “funding, resources, and personnel for the social justices centers on campus,” a affirmative action system mandating 10 percent of campus jobs for African Americans, and for the president to “acknowledge his white male privilege” and “recognize that systems of oppression exist,” among other entreaties.

Interestingly, Black graduate student Johnathan Butler’s hunger strike in protest of President Wolfs tenure, it was the Black players standing up which prompted the faculty to join in . . .  unity.

Look, let’s confess to this point sportsfans . . . the University of Missouri isn’t much different than the University of Nebraska, Alabama, Washington, Mississippi or Minnesota  . . . the campus reflects a racially polarized America.

The Afro-American students on these campuses are, by n’ large “unwanted” and  “unwelcome” by the “Liberal” college students.

In the early 1980’s as President of my Black Student Union at the University of Northern Colorado racism was woven into the fabric of the college, and the small town, Greely, where it’s located. A 8 ft. cross was placed on the front door of a hard fought for Black Cultural center. Later  myself and other BSU officers received death threats . . . so I well-understand the cold, hostile climate of what’s going on at the U-of-Mizzou. The distinct frosty Nordic feel of being, at best “tolerated.”

The only way to deal with racism is to confront and combat it.

What better tool or weapon than millions of dollars?

The UM football team, 70% Black is scheduled to play, of all schools BYU, Brigham Young University.The Saturday night game is to be broadcast by the SEC Network and if it is canceled, Missouri is contractually obligated to pay BYU $1 million.

Now oddly, perhaps not-so oddly BYU was the target of vast protest in the 1970’s by other, integrated college teams who were refusing to play against a all White university/team which banned Blacks from the team, the school and  holding priesthood in the schools church, the church of Latter day Saints, Mormons . . .  , believing Blacks were/are ( ? ) marked, if not dammed by our Black skin, and the tails we nave sprouting out of our asses.

Don’t believe me, go do some reading.

Go ask a Mormon.

BYU was rightfully under-attack; Bob Beamon, who’d go on to win a long jump gold medal in world-record fashion at the 1968 Olympics, had refused to compete against BYU earlier that year. San Jose State University had 21 black players who refused to play and urged a fan boycott of the game the San Jose won, 25-21, in an empty stadium, except for a hundred or so heavily armed guards. That was just a few hours after a bomb threat was called into their hotel at 3 a.m., and a day after their flight was diverted to a different airport in California’s Bay Area for security reasons At the University of Wyoming  Bottles were hurled at the BYU players, church services were picketed and interrupted and the team hotel was surrounded by demonstrators.On the eve of the game, 14 Wyoming football players, all African-Americans, were kicked off the team for threatening to wear black armbands to draw attention to the fact that the LDS Church racism.

Understand this; What these Black men were doing is a long-lost tradition for Black Americans. 400 plus years we’ve had to use whatever means we had at our disposal to fight for our rights, our dignity and our lives.

Tell me I’m lying!

President Wolfe has stepped down. This tried n’ true  tactic, Black power via unity worked, let’s remember it’s in our tool belt, and let’s not be afraid to use it. Let’s also prepare for the inevitable, White backlash. Charges that the, dig this – ungrateful Black players ought have shut-up,   just performed/entertained White fans. Yes, highly  predictable angry White folks . . . the stadium may be empty Saturday night  in protest-of Wolfe being forced-out by Black Power.

Power to the people, All power to the people!!

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