12 June 2016

Because of BLM, Nobody Wants to Go Back to Mizzou

Black Lives Matter is Useless
If anybody think that catering to the desires of activists promoting Black Lives Matter will result to something wonderful, they better think again. Giving in to the demands of these radical group is a big mistake. Take the case of the University of Missouri gave concessions to Black Lives Matter protesters.

Six months after the radicals garnered national attention with fiery protests against supposed campus racism — and with Mizzou’s school year set to start in August — the university faces an enrollment drop of nearly 1,500 students. And a potential budget shortfall of US$ 32 million.

"I am writing to you today to confirm that we project a very significant budget shortfall due to an unexpected sharp decline in first-year enrollments and student retention," interim chancellor Hank Foley said in an e-mail recently.

Of course it will drop. What do they expect? Nobody wants to go to a school where whenever a minority whines, the school management will bend over.

The Black Lives Matter crowd at Mizzou, recall, was piggybacking on national protests over the death of Michael Brown in Ferguson, Mo. But as Jillian Kay Melchior noted on Heat Street and National Review, the rallies didn't just disrupt lives; they sparked fear.

"I know I'm not alone in saying that I felt very unsafe and targeted when I encountered" protesters, one student wrote the chancellor.

Yet rather than restore order quickly, officials sought to appease the protesters: The demonstrations continued. Protesters took over a campus quad. One (now-fired) professor threatened a student cameraman. President Tim Wolfe and Chancellor R. Bowen Loftin stepped down.

By January, it was clear applications to Mizzou had dipped — and officials themselves cited the November turmoil on campus. Maybe the school learned its lesson, maybe not. Either way, it’s paying a price.