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‘I damn sure ain’t going to class’: Black students terrified by racist backlash on Missouri campus

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The University of Missouri campus will be open and classes in session despite the fact that racist death threats have been made against the school’s black students.

The school has been the epicenter of racial tension since the beginning of the Fall semester, culminating with the university’s football team threatening to boycott and Mizzou president Tim Wolfe resigning on Monday, the New York Times reports.

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Tuesday night on campus was apparently terrifying. Police arrested a man suspected of making threats to open fire on black students Wednesday, just over a month after the most recent mass shooting on a college campus in Oregon, KSDK reports. Police identified the man as Hunter M. Park, 20.

“I’m going to stand my ground tomorrow and shoot every black person I see,” the suspect wrote on the social media platform Yik Yak on Tuesday night.

Despite the direct threats of gun violence, the university is drawing criticism for holding classes on its regular schedule Wednesday. Some reported seeing the KKK on campus, while students captured video of a man screaming at them on campus about race.

Another female student recounted a terrifying incident on Twitter, in which she was boxed into a parking lot by a racist “cult” in a section of campus known as Speakers Circle.

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Another student took to Facebook to voice feelings of being abandoned by the university.

“I damn sure ain’t going to class today,” the student wrote Wednesday morning. “Police didn’t care admin weren’t trying to cancel class for our collective safety. Mizzou as a whole acted like it didn’t care bout mine or my brothers and sisters lives.”


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Eric Trump predicts his dad will win re-election: ‘The polls are looking great — you see it every day’

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One of President Donald Trump's children appeared on Fox News on Thursday to predict that his father would win re-election in November.

"Well listen, I think, um, I think we're looking really good," Eric Trump told Sean Hannity.

"The polls are looking great -- you see it every single day," Trump claimed. "The enthusiasm is tremendous."

"We're going to win," he predicted. "My father is going to win this election."

The prediction was offered the same day that NBC News released their first battleground map, showing Joe Biden on pace to win 334 Electoral College votes, Trump set to win 125 Electoral Votes, with 79 too close to call.

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New York AG speaks out: The NRA ‘looted’ charitable funds — and it’s time for them to pay

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On Thursday's edition of CNN's "OutFront," New York Attorney General Letitia James laid out the evidence she is bringing against the National Rifle Association in her lawsuit to force the breakup of the pro-gun organization.

"You say you found example after example of wrongdoing, financial mismanagement, total corruption, like Mr. LaPierre getting a $17 million contract with the NRA without board approval that paid him even after he lost — even after he would lose election as executive vice president," said host Erin Burnett. "What else did you find out?"

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The Lincoln Project trolls Trump with new video on America’s rising COVID-19 death toll

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President Donald Trump's bungled response to the coronavirus pandemic is increasingly becoming a major campaign issue in the 2020 election.

On Tuesday, Trump taunted his detractors by reposting a video imagining him running for re-election for over 100 years, in violation of the constitution as currently written.

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— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) August 4, 2020

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