UPDATE: Heartfelt views aired as MU addresses cotton ball incident

Monday, March 1, 2010 | 9:25 p.m. CST; updated 8:07 a.m. CST, Tuesday, March 2, 2010

COLUMBIA — The reaction coming out of a town hall meeting at MU's Gaines/Oldham Black Culture Center was to not let a revived conversation about campus racism die. The two-hour meeting was a response to an incident on Friday in which cotton balls were scattered in front of the center, read by many as a hurtful, hateful gesture.