P093: Your Think Piece Can Wait

Months of escalating tensions in and around the University of Missouri came to a head this week with the resignation of President Tom Wolfe and Chancellor R. Bowen Loftin, while threats of violence surface on the dumpster fire that is YikYak. What’s happening at Mizzou is a rapidly developing situation with a complicated back story. If you are looking for the opportunity to jump in with your hot take, maybe sit back for a few and listen. Listen to the @ConcernedStudent1950 twitter account and then check out the hashtag to see tweets advocating strength, safety and equality from the movement interspersed with the most vile racist filth imaginable. It might be uncomfortable for those of us who don’t deal with that type of thing every day, but it’s reality for so many. Listen to these students, these people, these stories. You’ll have plenty of time to write your think piece later. Just listen.

Periodically yours,

Bob Sherron