“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.”
“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.
The event received a mixed reaction on anonymous social media platform Yik Yak.
An alumnus responds to the event on Twitter.
— Evan Goldstein (@egoldstein93) November 12, 2015
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.
Demonstrators pause for photo op at today's blackout. pic.twitter.com/Fz04QeSMHD
— John Wiley (@johnjaywiley) November 12, 2015
Campus group Eradicate #BostonCollege Racism shares image of gathering in front of O’Neill.
— Eradicate BC Racism (@BCRacism) November 12, 2015
Featured Image by John Wiley / Heights Editor