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An immense portion of the Boston College community marched in solidarity to protest multiple racist incidents that occurred last weekend in a demonstration Friday called “Silence is Still Violence.” Starting at 12 p.m., BC students and faculty marched from McElroy Commons to Corcoran Commons, displaying signs and chanting “Black Lives Matter.” Over 1,200 people marked…
“How can a response to something so inherently dehumanizing and emotional not be emotional too?” one student said.
“The defacing of several Black Lives Matter signs and a racist social media post sadly remind us that our nation’s original sin—racism—remains a grave threat in 2017,” Quigley said.
Helicopters hovered overhead as students led chants of “No peace, no racism at BC!” and “Black Lives Matter!”
The updated policy contains no major changes.
Over 230 students have signed a letter of solidarity in support of the students who received disciplinary summons.
At the unregistered walkout held by Eradicate Boston College Racism on Thursday afternoon, students and faculty called for the University to continue its efforts to make BC a supportive campus.
Eradicate originally planned the walkout before actions taken yesterday to affirm the University’s commitment to protecting undocumented students.
Eradicate Boston College Racism held an unregistered rally on Monday evening in response to the hateful language Donald Trump used throughout his presidential campaign.