Students from the documentary
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Black students at the University of Missouri have released the documentary Concerned Student 1950, which gives an inside look behind last year's anti-racist protests at the University of Missouri.

In September 2015, Missouri Students Association President Payton Head wrote on Facebook about an incident he experienced on campus during which a group of white people in a pickup truck yelled racial slurs at him. “I really just want to know why my simple existence is such a threat to society,” he said. “For those of you who wonder why I’m always talking about the importance of inclusion and respect, it’s because I’ve experienced moments like this multiple times at this university, making me not feel included here.”

Last fall, University of Missouri President Tim Wolfe resigned after his mishandling of racial tensions on campus. Shortly after his resignation, black students began receiving threats of violence, not only on campus but also through various forms of social media.

Concerned Student 1950 was made by Mizzou students Adam Dietrich, Varun Bajaj and Kellan Hayley Marvin. 

Take a look at the documentary below: