The “Silence is Still Violence” protests took place over a year ago, but just a few weeks ago, the anonymous advocacy and action group The Black Eagles staged a “die-in” in the shadow of Gasson tower to show the BC community that one protest one year ago hadn’t led to enough change.
The Heights has interviewed administrators, faculty, and student leaders on campus about inclusivity, communication and transparency, the last year, what’s worked, what hasn’t, and what’s next in an attempt to better communicate why the marginalized populations that call BC home are calling for further action, as well as further introspection.
Over the next few weeks, you’ll find the stories each of these people have to tell about their experiences, their identities, their shared struggles, and their shared triumphs.
– Jack Goldman, News Editor
Update: Not every article in this project had been published before the racist vandalism done to Welch Hall took place in December 2018. As the community continues to reflect on the issues surrounding diversity and inclusion that have come under even closer scrutiny in the wake of the most recent racist incident on campus, the final additions to the Taking the Temperature series will be linked to here rather than included in the original collection.