Missouri faces a market backlash after enabling and failing to address the abuses carried out by Black Lives Matters “protests” last year.
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Two years ago, the racial conflagration in Ferguson, Missouri spread onto the state’s flagship University of Missouri campus, leading to physical altercations, screaming matches, intimidation of both white and black students based on race, a “poop swastika” apparently aimed at Jews, and a list of race-based “demands” that quickly migrated to other campuses around the country.
Now The New York Times reports that freshman enrollment is down 35 percent, requiring the university to slash budgets, cut positions, and turn dorms into hotels. Evergreen College, which featured similar race riots earlier this spring, “is the only state four-year higher education institution to see enrollment drop steeply since 2011 despite wide-open admission standards,” according to the Seattle Times. NYT attributes Mizzou’s slide to anger on both sides, from parents and students frustrated the university didn’t go far enough in aquiescing to student demands to hire more people of politically preferred skin colors to parents and students frustrated the university let students rampage about campus.
U.S. taxpayers are spending an annual $4 trillion on higher education in this country, and Mizzou is the outcome. Everyone paying attention has caught on.