The University of Missouri has come under fire after a student made a racist and inflammatory remark about Black death on social media. The Kansas City Defender, a nonprofit digital startup, broke the story on Thursday (Dec. 8), reporting that students have demanded the expulsion of a classmate identified as Meg Miller. According to the report, Miller made a post on Snapchat that said “If they would have killed [four] more n**gers, we would have had the whole week off.”
The post was reportedly made in response to the recent police shooting of Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri. Students at the University of Missouri have called for Miller’s expulsion from the school, and have started a petition asking the school to take action. As of Friday morning (Dec. 9), the petition had over 1,000 signatures.
The student also said that “All Lives Matter,” a rallying cry for those who believe that the Black Lives Matter movement is overly focused on police brutality against black people. The student’s comments come at a time when the University of Missouri is already under fire for its handling of racial tensions on campus. In November, a group of black students staged a walkout to protest what they said was the administration’s lack of action in response to a series of racist incidents on campus.
n a statement, the university condemned the student’s comment and said it is taking the matter “very seriously.” “The University of Missouri is committed to creating a safe and inclusive environment for all members of our community,” the statement read. “We do not tolerate racism or bigotry of any kind. We are taking this matter very seriously and are investigating.” It is unclear what action, if any, the university will take against the student.