Mizzou will not punish student over racist message, citing First Amendment protections

Over the objections of students, University of Missouri officials determined they have no grounds to discipline or expel a former conservative club leader over a racist social media message, saying she was exercising her First Amendment rights.

In a Snapchat message shared by students last month, student Meg Miller used a racial slur, saying: “If they would have killed 4 more n—– we would have had the whole week off,” followed by crying laughing emojis.

While it is unclear what Miller was referencing, her message hearkens back to 1986, on the first federal holiday marking the birthday of the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr., when disc jockey Doug Tracht said on the air that killing “four more” would result in getting the rest of the week off.

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