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Black faculty numbers increase at University of Missouri


August 25, 2019

COLUMBIA, Mo. (AP) — Four years after hundreds of students protested a racist campus culture at the University of Missouri, the number of minority faculty has ticked up slightly, but numbers still lag the national average and the school acknowledges it struggles to retain non-white staff.

Frustrated by the poor response of university leaders to complaints of racist slurs and other slights on the predominantly white flagship campus, the November 2015 protest movement demanded the president's resignation and a more diverse faculty.

In early 2016, the school hired Kevin McDonald as its first...

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