Although they weren’t out there chanting, raging hunger strikes, or even causing scenes in front of national TV news cameras, an overwhelming majority of people opposed the events that took place at the University of Missouri last week.
That’s right. People who don’t put on nationally recognized hunger strikes have opinions too.
In a recent poll conducted by Remington Research Group, 62-percent of respondents said they disagreed with the University of Missouri student protesters’ actions. That’s compared to 20-percent who agreed.
In a similar question asked by the same poll, 52-percent disagreed with student protesters’ message about racial inequality at the University of Missouri. Twenty-five percent agreed.
While the overall results from the survey of 711 likely voters looks one-sided, it’s a closer race when you take a dive into the demographics.
Whites stayed the course with unfavorable views, but African-Americans split 53/40 approval/disapproval on the protesters’ message and 51/38 on the protesters actions.
Those numbers are a bit puzzling, though. In regard to a protest about racial inequality, systematic oppression, white male privilege and more, you’d think it’d be a landslide of African-American respondents on one side of the issue.
Maybe, just maybe, this was really a protest about whiny college students.
Arguably, the most important answer from the poll lies with the 45-percent of respondents who wouldn’t encourage their kids to attend the University of Missouri.
You really stepped in it, Mizzou, and it’s going to take years to clean it up.
At least racism is over now that Wolfe stepped down, right?.
[via Remington Research]
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