NAACP holds Blackout

Erinn Williams

After listing a page of demands to Georgia Southern University in a statement released on Monday, the NAACP has scheduled events in an effort to ‘shake up’ the campus.

Today, the Georgia Southern NAACP will hold a blackout at 11:45 a.m. in the Russell Union.

“This is the beginning of some things that need to happen…As we said in our statement we make up over 26 percent of this university but are not represented through faculty, staff and professionals. Facilities on campus are not inclusive of all minorities, especially black students. I guess you can say that the incidents that took place at Missouri have helped us to be bold and speak out,” Jamar Boyd II, senior management major and second vice-president of the GSU NAACP, said.

Wednesday, “Blackout Phase 2” will occur where a sit in will be staged in the Russell Union from 12-1 p.m. Later students will gather in the Education Building for “Niggas vs Negus at 6:30 p.m.

“I think the big thing that people need to realize that this in not a hate mission or one of violence, but it’s to shed light,” Boyd said.