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November 26th, 2015

Thanksgiving Food and Mizzou

Download: 20151026.mp3 (23:03, 21.5 MB)

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Corrections: 1. Melissa Click was not fired - she resigned from her post within the School of Journalism. 2. Mizzou police have released photographs of the feces swastika, though it did take some time for them to do so.

Do you smoke, bake, or deep fry your turkey? Mike and Patrick briefly discuss their opinions on American Thanksgiving food before Mike launches into a rant on the recent protests at the University of Missouri, being offended, the purpose of going to college, and the need for truth in journalism.

Further Information

Mike brings up the question of Mizzou student demographics versus those of Columbia, Missouri, where Mizzou is located. For those who are interested, the 2014 undergraduate student demographics for Mizzou are 8% Black or African American and 79% white, while those of Columbia, according to the 2010 census, are 11.3% Black or African American and 79% white.

Episode Sources

  1. University of Missouri Professor Who Confronted Photographer Quits Journalism Post - The New York Times
  2. Black grad student on hunger strike in Mo. after swastika drawn with human feces - The Washington Post
  3. Mizzou chancellor responds after student-body president is called the n-word - The Washington Post
  4. Men shout the 'N word' at Mizzou student president, sparks awesome campus-wide challenge - The Daily Kos
  5. Mizzou Releases Photos Of Poop Swastika, Discloses Details Of Previously Unreported Racial Slurs - The Federalist
  6. Omaha Central grad ends hunger strike over racial issues at Missouri - Omaha World-Herald
  7. What's Happening at the University of Missouri? - The Atlantic
  8. Mizzou hunger-strike figure from Omaha, son of top railroad exec - St. Louis Post-Dispatch
  9. Swastika drawn with human feces found in MU residence hall - The Columbia Missourian
  10. 2010 Demographic Profile Data for Columbia, Missouri - American FactFinder
  11. Fall 2014 Ethnic/Racial Distribution for Students - MizzouDiversity
  12. Fall 2010 Ethnic/Racial Distribution for Students - MizzouDiversity
  13. Students demand admin response to racial controversies - Yale Daily News
  14. A confrontation over race at Yale: Hundreds of students demand answers from the school’s first black dean - The Washington Post
  15. Video shows Yale student freaking out and yelling profanity at professor who said students have a right to dress up for Halloween -
  16. How Do You Feel About That? (guitar instrumental) - Ivan Chew - © 2011 Licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution (3.0) license.


This episode contains some strong language.

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