BERKELEY, California – Black Student Union at UC Berkeley in outrage and solidarity with the UCSD BSU.
Berkeley “Blackout”: Meanwhile, this morning, about 150 mostly African American Berkeley students showed solidarity with students at UCSD affected by the current racial emergency by staging their own “blackout.” They dressed in black, put tape across their mouths and stood outside Sather Gate. Here are some excerpts from their event flyer: “Listen to the silence — Blackout 2010…We are brothers and sisters in a nonviolent, silent demonstration, standing in SOLIDARITY with the UCSD students who have been affected by blatent acts of ignorance and hatred…The UC Berkeley Black community stands here silent. Silent because we fear for the future. Silent because the past is prologue. Silent because there is nothing left to say. Our silence, then, is your opportunity to act.” For a news story on this, click HERE. For pictures, see below.