Target: Chris Koster, Missouri Attorney General
Goal: Investigate man accused of posting social media threats against black University of Missouri students.
A 19-old-year white man, Hunter M. Park, has been arrested for allegedly posting threats against black University of Missouri students on social media. This comes only two days after two school officials resigned under pressure from the student body for ignoring potential racial dangers. Although Park is not a Mizzou student, he has been accused of posting warnings on the anonymous social media website Yik Yak Tuesday night, telling students to stay away from the Mizzou campus today. Many black students left their dorms and fled to safety off campus. These social media threats were confirmed by a school official who said the university has increased campus security.
According to NPR, some professors have cancelled classes at student request. Park’s alleged action and the actions of many others have taken our country back to a time when black students were not allowed education, and we must stop this bigotry now. Demand Missouri’s attorney general conduct a full investigation into this matter and prosecute accordingly.
Dear Attorney General Koster,
Racism continues to prohibit black students from attending their classes at the University of Missouri. It is reported that a 19-year-old white man has been arrested for allegedly posting social media threats against black Mizzou students, and you must conduct a thorough investigation into this man’s purported actions.
We no longer live in the 1950s, and no student, black or otherwise, should be intimidated and threatened for attending college. Fully investigate and prosecute—if warranted—Hunter M. Park for his threats against our African American community.
[Your Name Here]
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