COLUMBIA — University of Missouri President Mun Choi sent a message to the campus community condemning racism and discrimination, weeks after allegations of white supremacist rhetoric circled around campus.
"Over the past week, I have heard from members of our community regarding campus culture and safety," the message from Choi reads. "I would like to reiterate that I strongly condemn all forms of racism and discrimination. The safety of our community is of paramount importance."
The university's Young Democratic Socialists of America society posted a photo on social media in October depicting "While Lives Matter" flyers on a telephone pole, saying those flyers were found on campus. One sticker read "we must secure the existence of our people and a future for white children," a common phrase among perceived white supremacists. Another sticker read "it's okay to be white."
The university's Faculty Council also denounced the flyers in a statement Thursday evening, writing the flyers "are intended to divide and further marginalize the identities who historically and currently are oppressed and marginalized."
Choi noted that he stood with the council's stance.