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Black Students at Mizzou Boot White Students to Form ‘Black Only Healing Space’

Segregation is apparently alive and well at the University of Missouri. After the “emotion and confusion” of the last few days—which saw the white university president and the white chancellor resign for failing to adequately address “white privilege” and the “culture of racism” on campus, a media studies professor trample the Constitutional rights of reporters, and the black student body president causing panic by claiming that the KKK was “confirmed” to be on the campus—students gathered together Wednesday night for some “healing space.” Well, sort of “together.”

The Blaze reports that when the student protestors met together in “solidarity” Wednesday one of the leaders of the activist group Concerned Student 1950, which spearheaded the campaign against the university president, announced that they were “asking white allies to leave,” with Black Lives Matter activist Johnetta Elzie confirming that all Caucasians were asked to remove themselves in order to create a “black only healing space” where students could “share, decompress, be vulnerable & real.”

Mark Kim, another reporter for KOMU who was at the scene, told TheBlaze that he spoke with some people around the area and confirmed white individuals had formed a separate group upstairs.

“White allies are upstairs in their own breakout group,” he said in a tweet.

The Blaze notes that this is not the first time Concerned Student 1950 has called for segregating groups, as they condemned the “white media” for not “respecting black spaces.”

As Daily Wire reported this week, the group gave the university a list of demands, which included “the president adequately acknowledging ‘his white male privilege’ and the ‘systems of oppression’ in the university, the implementation of a race-based quota system that would increase the black faculty and staff to 10% by the year 2017-18, the implementation of a campus-wide mandatory ‘racial awareness and inclusion curriculum’ created and overseen by ‘students, staff, and faculty of color,’ and to ‘increase retention rates for marginalized students.'”