Recently, the University of Missouri fired a university police officer immediately after officials verified the authenticity of a photo of the officer appearing in blackface.
The officer acknowledged that he was the individual in the picture and that the photo was taken before his employment with the university police department.
“This type of behavior is not tolerated at Mizzou, and we understand how this impacts our entire community profoundly,” said Alexander N. Cartwright, chancellor of the University of Missouri. “Racism, hate and insensitive behavior have no place on our campus. We are committed to our values of respect, responsibility, discovery and excellence, and to making our campus a place where everyone feels welcome and protected.”