Residents of Walsh Hall were evacuated twice on Sunday morning following alarms triggered by Michael Sorkin, CSOM ’21, who was arrested hours after damaging property in Walsh Hall, vandalizing Welch Hall with racial epithets, and assaulting a BCPD officer.
BC student Michael Sorkin, CSOM ’21, was named as the student arrested for damaging property in Walsh Hall, racist vandalism in Welch Hall, and assaulting a BCPD officer earlier that morning.
A BC student was issued an interim suspension from the University on Sunday after writing racially explicit epithets in Welch Hall. In separate incidents, the student discharged a fire extinguisher and destroyed property in the Walsh Hall laundry room, and assaulted a BCPD officer.
Members of the FACES Council gave a presentation on Tuesday about the importance of having challenging conversation on race and racism on campus, as well as the strategies and practices the organization uses as it goes about facilitating these conversations.
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“I am breaking barriers. Help break them with me,” said MA State Representative Juana Matias, encouraging women to become politically involved.
“There are racist incidents like the ones that occurred on campus, yes, but there was also an institutionalized, subtle racism. It’s quiet, hidden, and ingrained in the American psyche. Now I’ve discovered this is still evident in the white-dominated industry of Hollywood, not just in older films like The Little Colonel.”
Both individuals highlighted the importance of clarifying the consequences of committing acts of racism or hate on BC’s campus.