UMKC hosts emergency meeting to discuss diversity

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KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- Students and community leaders will hold an emergency meeting Tuesday to discuss diversity on the University of Missouri Kansas City campus moving forward.

The meeting is a chance to move forward and ensure that all voices are heard.

Mark Reardon, Mizzou alumnus, works for a radio show, and says he took calls about the alleged racial tensions happening on campus.

He says some of his callers felt strongly that administration hadn’t done enough, but others were pleased with the work they’ve done on campus.

Reardon says the biggest change since he attended Mizzou was that now students have the power to do something about it.

“I think we heard from people on both sides,” Reardon said. “Some thought there were incidents of racism that were not investigated fully by the administration, and they didn't get a proper response. There were other people who felt the administration caved.”

Reardon says moving forward he is concerned about the lack of specifics when it comes to a racially charged atmosphere at his alma-mater.

The meeting is will be held at the student government association chambers at 8:30 p.m. at the UMKC campus.

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