In a scene reminiscent of the Black Lives Matter protests earlier this year, protesting University of Missouri students have declared that non-African American reporters will not be allowed on campus.
The protests, which have resulted in the resignation of the University’s President and demotion of the Chancellor, began as a demonstration against perceived racial inequality at the school. Protestors have since become emboldened, setting up a tent city in the middle of campus and declaring the school to be a “safe area.”
Safe Area status apparently includes limiting media access, as this exchange with Asian reporter Tim Tai demonstrates:
While Mr. Tai’s presence generated threats and harassment (including some from a faculty member) an African American journalist was given full and unfettered access to the protest camp.
No word yet on how long the protests are expected to continue.