The Penn State Chapter of NAACP will be leading a sit-in demonstration during the American Star Spangled banner/ National Anthem at the Penn State Women’s Volleyball game on Wednesday, October 5 against the Minnesota Golden Gophers at Rec Hall. This will be an all-black out event.
We are disheartened of the racial oppression and police brutality that is still going on in our country. The most recent deaths of Terrence Crutcher and Keith Lamont Scott have us all in pain and past our breaking point. It is distressing to see police officers abusing their authority especially with cameras and eye witness evidence proving that they were very wrong and incompetent in performing their overall job duties.
By leading the Penn State community in taking an active role of fighting against racial inequality, we hope that this will lead and inspire others to join us and take a stand for what is right exercising their voices in a collective matter. The event overall would foster very important dialogue and conversations in our community as well as in many other different diverse groups of people around which is very crucial and necessary for growth and a step in the right direction for moving forward.
We sit in solidarity with all of those who are taking a stance against police brutality and racial discrimination. We feel that it is very important for Penn State to join us and stand in solidarity because this injustice affects us all. Martin Luther King, Jr. said, “Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere.”