Following #blacklivesmatter protest at University of Missouri, enrollment falls by 25% for next semester

Last year during the fall semester of school, a massive protest involving racial bylines wreaked havoc on the campus of the University of Missouri.  And before the smoke had cleared, the University President had stepped down, and a liberal adjunct professor was fired.

But like in Ferguson, MO, and Baltimore, MD after paid activists nearly destroyed sections of both cities in what would become the #blacklivesmatter movement, it is the aftermath of these domestic terror events that is shaping the future for the long-standing college.

Safe spaces may become empty spaces at the University of Missouri, where officials acknowledged an expected sharp decline in enrollment next fall is due at least in part to protests that rocked the campus last fall.

The school is braced for a 25 percent drop in new students this coming fall, forcing the institution to enact painful budget cuts, as well as hiring and salary freezes.

“We do know that the events of last fall have had an effect on our application numbers; however, it’s difficult to provide a specific number as we do not have any hard data,” University of Missouri spokesman Christian Basi said in a statement to - Fox News

Besides a massive decline in expected enrollments for the 2016 semesters at the University of Missouri, the consequences of violence and destruction in multiple locations around the U.S. last year is being felt in the neighborhoods that relied heavily upon the very businesses the protesters burnt to the ground.  And a year after the Ferguson amd Baltimore attacks, stores like K-Mart and Big Lots have already announced they are not re-opening in the city.

We are seeing a paradigm shift in both politics and society here in 2016 after years of appeasement and capitulation to minority elements who have used social media, protest, and violence to cow public officials into getting their own way.  And as the economy continues to slide downward towards the next economic collapse, and the government no longer has the consumer to use as a money pit to prop up businesses and markets, middle America is now pushing back, and is holding anyone responsible who appears to stand with the establishment, and the dying status quo.

Kenneth Schortgen Jr is a writer for,, and To the Death Media, and hosts the popular web blog, The Daily Economist. Ken can also be heard Wednesday afternoons giving an weekly economic report on the Angel Clark radio show.

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