Boston College Students Say “Black Lives Matter”

BY ISN STAFFDecember 12, 2014

In light of the recent deaths of Michael Brown, Eric Gardner, and Tamir Rice, as well as other young black men killed during confrontations with law enforcement officials, the phrase “Black Lives Matter” has taken on a life of it’s own.  Whether it is being shouted  at rallies, read contemplatively during prayer services, or being tweeted out across the world (see #BlackLivesMatter) – the message of many Americans has been very clear — BLACK LIVES MATTER.

A group of Boston College students affiliated with a campus group called FACES created the video to highlight the meaning behind the phrase.  FACES is a student organization committed to educating the BC community on the issues of race, identity and systems of power and privilege.  The group utilizes discussions, social interactions, and academic forums to stimulate dialogue and facilitate the elimination of structured inequality, discrimination, and racial polarization on BC’s campus. They hope that there efforts here can challenge BC community members to address their own preconceived notions, and those within and beyond Boston College.

2 replies
  1. Bill Stevens
    Bill Stevens says:

    I guess they only consider black lives to matter when it’s a white guy who kills them, unlike, say, when it comes to abortion or the chronic gang related violence in black neighborhoods. Do black lives matter then? (Naturally, some people are trying to find some way to blame this statistic on “white government”, but If a mother chooses to abort, it’s no one’s fault but her own.)

    And why are they calling Michael Brown, Dontre Hamilton, and Trayvon Martin martyrs, when all three men PHYSICALY ASSULTED the men who killed them before a shot was even fired? (Hamilton could have KILLED Manny; if someone bashes you in the head with a blunt object, there is no guarantee it wont be fatal.)

    Human dignity is important. A society free of racism is important. But they’re only fanning the flames, not smothering them.


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