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Images from the #NJShutItDown Protests || December 10th, 2014

New Jersey college students collectively protested against police brutality and the systematic institution of racism. Students backed up major highways, chanted, marched, read off demands, and staged-die ins. 

This is only the beginning of the revolution.

If we don’t get it, SHUT IT DOWN!

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#NJShutItDown Protest - Newark, NJ || December 10th, 2014

New Jersey college students collectively protested against police brutality and the systematic institution of racism. The Newark protests consisted of students from Rutgers Newark, Kean University, New Jersey Institute of Technology, Fairleigh Dickinson University, and Seton Hall University. Protestors chanted while marching their way through downtown Newark and staged a die-in.


This is only the beginning of the revolution.

If we don’t get it, SHUT IT DOWN!

*chanting* TOGETHER, UNITED, WE’LL NEVER BE DIVIDED!

Ladies & Gentlemen,
This is not your grandmother’s civil rights movement. This is our battle. This is not for games. This is not for jokes. We will SHUT. SHIT. DOWN! We not here for reform, we here for revolution. We want revolution of the mind.We want revolution of the soul. We want revolution of the body.


We. Are. Black. People. We have built this country up. We have worked. We have bled. We have put in our dues. This country took from us everything and has given us nothing. Not a goddamn thing. This is ridiculous. 500 years of this struggle. We just wanna be free. That’s all we want, is equality. Equality is a basic human right. Equality is a basic human right.


I’m not asking you for your car. I’m not asking you for your house or your money. I’m asking for constitutional changes. I’m asking for changes. Real changes. My grandchild will not be fighting this battle. It stops here. It stops here and they have killed too many of our leaders. Too many. So its time for us to all be leaders. They cannot kill us all. They cannot kill the idea.

As we are here, you have to fall in love with being Black. Fall in love with it. And its yours. You own it. You wear it, on your skin. Everyday. We are here because we are the new school. We’re gonna change things. Things are gonna change. And unless they hear us…


(They laughing) Who laughing? Who laughing? (Its a fucking joke to them. Don’t encourage it. They just laughing. They think we a fucking joke. They think we a joke. They think this is not real)


They think this is a game. They take y'all as a joke. They laughing at you. This is funny. This is funny. (Because we all stupid.)

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A recent Huffington Post article shed light on the University of Kansas and their inability to handle sexual assault cases. In a recent case, the rapist was only sentenced to a ban from student and fraternity housing, and he had to write a four page essay. Community service was considered “too punitive." 

In response, a campus group known as the September Sisters held an open forum, in which students, faculty, and survivors of rape gathered and gave input on the situation. A photo booth at the event allowed for attendees to share their thoughts on this case as well. 

More photos can be found here 

Information about the September Sisters and updated info on the case

A video with more information can be found here, major trigger warning for rape and abuse

If you know anyone in the Lawrence, KS area, urge them to vote on this issue. KU has become #aGreatPlaceToBeUnsafe