Mizzou Prof Threatening Walkout: Our Campus Perpetuates ‘Systemic Racism’
COSTELLO: "Tell us about these racial incidents. What has sparked all of this?"
MONNIER: "Well, you'd have to go back to last year with Ferguson and the riots. A lot of students on our campus come from the Ferguson area, which is only 100 miles away from the university. There were a couple of peaceful protests on campus in support of Ferguson and in honor of Ferguson. And that sparked some reaction on social media and even on campus, that really galvanized the African-American students on campus to address what can only be called systemic racism at the University of Missouri."