- Associated Press - Thursday, November 12, 2015

EUGENE, Ore. (AP) - About 500 students, faculty and staff held a demonstration on the University of Oregon campus to show solidarity with protesting students at the University of Missouri.

Participants carried signs Thursday saying “We will never be silent again,” and “Oregon for Mizzou,” supporting protests there that led two top administrators to resign earlier this week.

Black Women of Achievement president and protest organizer Shaniece Curry said, “”We want students here that look like us. We want faculty who look like us - and we’re not going to stop until we do.”

The group said they plan to create a list of demands for the University of Oregon administration to begin addressing concerns of black safety, cultural and educational advancement, and the recruitment and retention of black students.

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