“African American athletes to boycott games until Wolfe no longer leads the university — a move which drew backing from their white teammates along with Coach Gary Pinkel and prompted the cancellation of football practice.”

Graduate students called for a walkout on Monday as protests demanding the University of Missouri president’s ouster over racial insensitivity gained steam.

Black student groups all semester have criticized President Tim Wolfe’s handling of racism on campus. A black graduate student went on hunger strike last week to draw awareness to the issue and black football players joined the movementover the weekend, backed by their coach.

The protests have been percolating for months on Missouri’s predominantly white campus, where students have complained of racial slurs and harassment.

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