COLUMBIA — On Friday night, Missouri Students Association President Payton Head said he was walking down Hitt Street when a pickup passed him and a passenger repeatedly shouted racial slurs at him. His response came in the form of a Facebook post on Saturday that brought the incident—and the issue—to the attention of the MU community.

Since then, his statement has gone viral, with people sharing their support of Head and their frustration with MU's response on social media. Several media organizations have also reported on the story. 

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