Mizzou Students Release Short Film Called ‘Concerned Student 1950’
The black students at University of Missouri, nicknamed “Mizzou” have put out the documentary Concerned Student 1950 which gives an inside look behind the anti-racial protests that occurred at the school last year.
In September 2015, the Missouri Students Association President Payton Head wrote on Facebook about an incident he experienced on campus when a group of white people in a pickup truck yelled racial slurs at him. “I really just want to know why my simple existence is such a threat to society,” he said. “For those of you who wonder why I’m always talking about the importance of inclusion and respect, it’s because I’ve experienced moments like this multiple times at this university, making me not feel included here.”
Last fall, the president of Mizzou Tim Wolfe resigned after he was unable to properly handle the racial tensions that has arised on campus. Shortly after his resignation, black students on campus began to receive violent threats both on campus and on social media.
Concerned Student 1950 was made by Mizzou students Adam Dietrich, Varun Bajaj and Kellan Hayley Marvin. Take a look at the documentary below.
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