Credible Sources


A catastrophe based on lies?  A poop swastika, on and off campus racial slurs, and a hunger strike.  These are the accusations made by some of the students at Mizzouri that lost many people there jobs.  But was this information credible and accurate?  No, none of the following were actually proven.

In U.S. Government, we are taught to find a good credible source for things like this.  The thing is that for each of these, there is no evidence.  In today’s era, teens and college students take pictures of everything, and almost everything that happens in college turns up on videos, but not one photo or video was taken of the poop swastika.  There is also no eye witness that can say the poop swastika existed.  UPDATE: Mizzou has released a police report of the poop swastika.  The police report says that an officer observed a poop swastika on the wall with feces beneath it.  Isn’t the first thing that comes to mind a deranged individual instead of a campus overrun by racism?  Wouldn’t you think that someone who puts poop in their own hands and writes on a wall is insane?  

Mizzou’s student body president, Payton Head, a gay black man, accused unknown and never found perpetrators in a red truck of hurling racial slurs at him off campus.  Even if this happened, how is Mizzou responsible for something that a non-student says off campus?   Furthermore, isn’t it more interesting that the students of Mizzou voted for a gay black man as president?  The university also supported Michael Sam, the first gay black NFL football player.  Does that sound like a campus with inclusiveness issues to you?  A divided and racist campus wouldn’t have Head as the president and wouldn’t support Michael Sam.   Head also lied about the KKK being on campus and being in touch with the National Guard to get it resolved.  So if Head lied about that, then how can anyone believe that he actually got racial slurs thrown at him?  And what is the President of Mizzou suppose to do about an off campus racial slur?  He can’t do anything.  

University of Missouri Turmoil

Members of black student protest group Concerned Student 1950 hold hands following the announcement that University of Missouri System President Tim Wolfe would resign Monday, Nov. 9, 2015, at the university in Columbia, Mo. Wolfe resigned Monday with the football team and others on campus in open revolt over his handling of racial tensions at the school. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson)

A student went on a hunger strike for grad school healthcare costs, at least initially.  He is the son of a man that made 7 million last year.  His family has a 1.3 million dollar home in Omaha.  There isn’t even any proof he actually did follow through with the strike.  Also, he lied about death threats being made on campus through twitter so much that the official account of Mizzou responded to him and shut down the possibility of those threats ever occurring.

As you can see, only the poop swastika was confirmed to be factual.  All the rest were accusations.  Even the accusations that weren’t proven true were told by people who are proven liars.  If you’re willing to lie on social media then you are sure willing to lie in person about a major world issue.  Many people lost their jobs and income over something that couldn’t even be controlled by the University.  Furthermore something that wasn’t based on facts or evidence.
(The UPDATE in the second paragraph was made after I started writing the info before.  I didn’t want to delete my work so it is still there.)

Tanner R.


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