As a former MSU student, I find this absolutely appalling, but not exactly unexpected. Springfield is the same town where Neo-nazis show up to the yearly Pridefest, where KKK flyers are left on people’s doorsteps, and where most of the black population was run out of town by fear of lynching in the early 20th century.
The university says it promotes cultural competence and diversity, but are being oddly silent about these recent events, other than to try to stop the demonstration before it happened, and erasing sidewalk chalk messages (which never happens to the hundreds of sidewalk messages promoting religious gatherings or dance parties).
If you’re a white student at MSU (or anywhere), and you’re not speaking out about the way your fellow white students are acting, you’re part of the problem.
Obviously this is appalling, but when Neo-Nazis and the KKK are brought up, my white privilege goes out the window. The KKK hates Jews almost as much as they hate blacks and I don’t think I need to say anything about how Neo-Nazis feel about us.