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Source: Legion of Black Collegians / Legion of Black Collegians/Twitter

Sources report that University of Mizzou President, Tim Wolfe, resigned today after controversy regarding the campuses race relations began to unfold.

CNN Reports:

Tim Wolfe, president of the University of Missouri System, is resigning from his post amid a controversy regarding race relations at the school, he announced in a Monday news conference.

Saying he takes “full responsibility for the inaction that has occurred,” he asked that the university community listen to each other’s problems and “stop intimidating each other.”

“This is not — I repeat, not — the way change should come about. Change comes from listening, learning, caring and conversation,” he said. “Use my resignation to heal and start talking again.”

The controversy began after a Graduate student, Johnathon Butler, started a Hunger Strike to raise awareness about the shattered race relations on the campus of Missouri. Players from the Football team also let their voice be heard after boycotting games and practices until the President of the University was removed. Their voices were heard.

No successor has been named.

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