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There are 7 comments on Rally on Marsh Plaza in Support of Black Lives Matter

  1. Your story inaccurately states: “The Black Lives Matter movement began in July 2013, after unarmed black teenager Trayvon Martin was murdered by a white man in Florida.”

    George Zimmerman is not white, he is Hispanic. Trayvon Martin died but was not murdered. A court of law exonerated Zimmerman on the charge of 2nd degree murder.

    This valid topic is volatile enough without slanted (or lazy) reporting exacerbating the issue.

    1. Lol first of all “Hispanic” and white are not mutually exclusive. HE’S WHITE. And Trayvon Martin was MURDERED. Just because Zimmerman didn’t go to jail, doesn’t mean he didn’t do it. WE KNOW WHAT HAPPENED.

  2. It is rather sad that university students, who are supposedly educated in some manner, would consider supporting such an idiotic and delusional group. From BLM’s past actions, it is clear that they do not care at all for the well-being and troubles of black people in the US. That they would even have demands for BU shows how out of touch these people are. A very sad state of affairs indeed.

    1. List of demands? I consider BU a pretty progressive university compared to most other colleges. It’s not perfect, but no school is. BU just added numerous mid-level administrators for diversity which is a huge and expensive undertaking already.

  3. George Zimmerman murdered Trayvon Martin, then got away with murder. The followup to his crime was mishandled so badly by FL police that it helped enable his acquittal, which, BTW, means Not Guilty, not Innocent.

    I’m neither Afr Amer nor a student, but I support Black Lives Matter. If the BU admin’s response is to hire yet more useless administrators, that’s unlikely to help. Why not just hire more minorities who will do some actual, necessary work? Several years ago the BU police included 51 Eur Amers, 2 Afr Amers — before 1 of those 2 left. That’s not nearly satisfactory.

    BLM is a just & long-overdue response to the oldest & largest movement in US history. It’s called Black Lives Don’t Matter.

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