View from Main Street: Popping the protests against President Pringle

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Posted: Tuesday, November 17, 2015 6:07 pm

It’s easy for readers to dismiss major news that doesn’t affect them, anyone they know, or anyone from the town where they live. Case in point, the news articles about and television footage of racially-based protests at the University of Missouri and several other major colleges last week. People who don’t live in those states, or have kids in those colleges, can look at these protests and feel comfortable that the complaints being leveled really have nothing to do with them.

However, those protests have grown and snowballed into different states, including right here in Kansas. Currently, protesters are making noise at the University of Kansas, which has the potential to directly affect someone from our community.

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