On Thursday morning, former Missouri Tiger star quarterback Brad Smith, took to his Instagram account to make a plea to all Mizzou students to show unity during one of the most tumultuous weeks in the history of the school.
Smith said, “What an opportunity for Mizzou to come together and show the world how to love one another. I know Mizzou is much better than the attention it’s been getting, I am proud to have attended The University of Missouri and continue to attend as I work towards my masters degree. We must recognize that change is necessary and policy change will help for sure, but that alone won’t bring about the change that our hearts desire. I challenge all of us to look in the mirror and examine our motives and personal prejudices (Black,White, Asian ,Hispanic, all nationalities ) and then act. Cultures change by people choosing to change them, individuals choosing to sit and eat a meal with someone who doesn’t look like them, people who look out for one another simply because they love them, people who make a conscious choice to listen to one another and put there individual agendas aside. A new President alone can’t make that change for us. We are all broken pieces, damaged, imperfect and flawed. But when you put all of our broken pieces to together we make a beautiful Mosaic. Without one another we are only broken shards of glass used to inflict pain. Speak the truth in love and let’s work on our issues together, like a family should. “Do nothing from rivalry or conceit, but in humility count others more significant than yourselves.” Philippians 2:3″