COLUMBIA, Mo. (AP) – Several University of Missouri students are pressing the system’s governing board for faster reforms in diversity as the Columbia campus continues grappling with racial unrest punctuated by racial protests there last November.
Black graduate student Timothy Love was among four students at the Columbia school who addressed the university’s curators during their meeting Friday. He pressed for a requirement that undergraduate students have at least one comprehensive class about race and gender, and that it deals with “the science of prejudice.”
Love also criticized the lack of diversity among the all-white curators. The only two black members stepped down last week.
The Columbia campus was the site of protests that resonated across the nation over what activists said was administrators’ indifference to racial issues.