I have quite a few students who’d say something similar, Elizabeth. I am myself almost 100% pro First Amendment, even as I recognize this doesn’t exist in other countries where I do business, and their residents seem to do well. The young libertarian who said that needs to be asked about “fighting words” such as the car that drove past the student association President and his friends yelling the “N” word. I do sort of get what’s going on and I’m just surprised because yes, I do have a connection with this school and community — so long ago I might not know about it if it were not for “Ancestry.com” and my niece’s fiance’s aunt who is a genealogy buff. I knew I was related to Robert E. Lee but not closely. I guess it’s a good idea for people to not take other people’s issues onto themselves and concern themselves about living well and fairly with others. These Mizzou students can’t do a thing about who is hired on the faculty except join the black students in protesting.