Fight Censorship of Student Black Lives Matter Activists

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Target: Mayor Nan Whaley of Dayton, Ohio

Goal: Put Black Lives Matter artwork created by students back up on display.

Student artwork depicting images of the Black Lives Matter movement was censored and taken down by the city just two days after it was put on display the Dayton Convention Center. The students researched marginalized groups in U.S. history and created artwork showing past and present treatment of African Americans.

The artwork paid tribute to black lives lost to police brutality. Officials said they received multiple complaints about the works. They claim that because the convention center is a business center that has contracts with different groups, the city has to keep the center politically and socially unbiased.

These students were expressing powerful and relevant images and rather than celebrating this, city officials chose to censor them. Tell the city to stop censoring these students and to put the artwork back on display.

PETITION LETTER:

Dear Mayor Whaley,

City officials recently took down student artwork that depicted images of those who have lost their lives to police brutality in order to pay tribute to the Black Lives Matter movement. Rather than encouraging students to have a voice in social issues, the city chose to censor them.

These images are powerful and a vital expression of a relevant issue in our society today. These students should not be censored and their artwork should not have been taken down. I demand you put the artwork back up and let these students have their voices heard.

Sincerely,

[Your Name Here]

Photo credit: Gerry Lauzon

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5 Comments

  1. I refuse to sign anything these SJW types back. They advocate banning things and thus freedom of speech. They don’t like it when the shoe is on the other foot.

    • You mean when people don’t want hate speech which leads to White Supremacist Terrorism? Gasps*

      You’re right, they are attacking freedom, the freedom to exploit and harm the innocent.

  2. I refuse to sign as well. I am tired of racially motivated groups trying to terrorize citizens. We need to understand that All Lives Matter and stop putting a color on everything if we ever expect to have equal treatment for all.

  3. I signed. The “all lives matter” slogan was invented by a Republican Politician who kept pussy footing around the issue of Police Terror against Blacks and other non white ethnic groups in this country.

    So those who day “all lives matter” usually mean they all matter when they’re white.

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