University of Missouri activists say protests brought change
COLUMBIA, Mo. (AP) – One of the founding members of a group of students who led protests on the University of Missouri campus over racial matters says progress has been made in the year since the turmoil.
The Columbia Daily Tribune reports that Concerned Student 1950 led a demonstration that ultimately forced the resignation of the University of Missouri System president, but has since disbanded.
Reuben Faloughi, one of the founding members of Concerned Student 1950 and a doctoral student, says the events of fall 2015 took a toll on everyone in the group, which attracted attention and pressure from different angles. The group eventually stopped holding demonstrations and became less visible.
Faloughi says a conversation was started about racial and diversity issues on campus, but says substantive change is complex and takes time.
Information from: Columbia Daily Tribune