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LIVE BLOG: Boston College Students Stage ‘Blackout’ In Solidarity With Mizzou

12:59 p.m.

“I just felt like I should come out to support. I have a cousin at Mizzou,” Sadiq Ervin, MCAS ’19, said. “I want to see more events happening. I like to see conversations, I like to see a greater demographic, not just black and brown students. I like to see people conversing about this and actually getting to the issues and resolving them here on campus and in the greater community.”

12:50 p.m.

“I think what we’re seeing here is what’s going on at other schools and other student groups besides Eradicate,” Kevin Ferreira, an organizer for Eradicate and LSOE ’19, said. He hopes that students can stand in solidarity to have honest conversations to shift policies at Boston College.

12:42 p.m.

The event received a mixed reaction on anonymous social media platform Yik Yak.


12:35 p.m.

An alumnus responds to the event on Twitter.

12:31 p.m.

The formal “blackout” demonstration lasted for a little over 10 minutes. Now, students are continuing gathering in O’Neill. Discussion focused mostly on disparity in University’s faculty breakdown.

12:29 p.m.


12:22 p.m.

Campus group Eradicate #BostonCollege Racism shares image of gathering in front of O’Neill.

12:05 p.m.

Afua Laast, vice president of Diversity and Inclusion for the Undergraduate Government of Boston College, confirms that a permit has been approved for a demonstration in O’Neill Plaza at 12:15 p.m.

Featured Image by John Wiley / Heights Editor

November 12, 2015