I am trying to be fair about the insanity going on at the University of Missouri over alleged racial incidents. To be fair, at least one incident seems well documented when a drunken white guy made a scene on campus and uttered the n-word. In addition, there are numerous reports of Confederate flags being hung from windows on campus. I can understand black students being offended by that. There has also been an incident of a swastika scrawled on a wall in human feces. (Where are the Jewish students? Probably told to stand down by Hillel.)
Given that, now, after the chancellor and president have resigned, we are still witnessing protests, demands and incidents like this: First, a media studies assistant professor tries to get a student reporter with a video camera forcibly removed from filming a public protest on public property (that being the University of Missouri campus that state residents pay taxes to support).
"Can I get some muscle over here?"
And now, the university itself is asking students to help identify persons or students and their license numbers who make "hateful statements" (however they define hateful statements).
What kind of journalism is Mizzou teaching its students that an asst professor has no clue about the First Amendment rights of reporters to film public events on a public site?
Make no mistake: This will spread to other campuses across the nation.