social media statements

University of Missouri 2015 football protest

On September 12, 2015, Payton Head, a student at the University of Missouri and president of the Missouri Students Association, posted on Facebook that racial slurs had been yelled at him on campus. The African American student’s post exploded on social media and across campus. Twelve days later, protests started on campus. Students denounced the university for taking several days to respond to the incident after Payton Head’s post was published.