• October 4, 2023

Mizzou Student VP: 1st Amendment Creates ‘Hostile and Unsafe Learning Environment’

Mizzou student body VP Brenda Smith-Lezama spoke with MSNBC about the declared safe spaces and why students (and some faculty) were trying to keep reporters out of them. When questioned about these “teachable moments” — with the caveat that “the cameras are going to go away soon” — Smith-Lezama said “journalists… cannot approach these situations with hostility and anger as it only escalates the situation.”

That comment stemmed from her observation that the viral videos focused on the student journalist didn’t show “pushy” and “aggressive” visiting reporters who purportedly weren’t as calm as their student counterparts.


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