November 11th, 2015
We, the Students of Color of Rackham (SCOR) of the University of Michigan stand in solidarity with the students and faculty of the University of Missouri in their efforts to eradicate racism and hate from their campus community.
Over the past few weeks we have seen members of the community at the University of Missouri and the #ConcernedStudent1950 movement inspire the nation with their powerful demonstrations and effective campus organizing and we admire the work that has been done.
We have also seen the hostile and violent reactions of those that do not wish to see progress and to that we express our greatest concern.
Hatred based on race, creed, gender identity, sexual orientation or any other form of oppression have no place on a college campus or anywhere else. We uplift the assertion that students have a right to organize and create institutional and cultural change in order to defend and sustain a healthy educational experience.However, It is the duty of university officials who have been charged with guiding the direction of higher education to foster an environment that is welcoming while ensuring safety to people of all backgrounds.
The students of the University of Missouri have shown tremendous leadership in the face of hate and we send this message of solidarity to the entire University of Missouri community that we are in this movement together as one.