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We need to change the language in the constitution to stop state-sanctioned racism that has left our Black students feeling unsafe and threatened. We know our political power and we’re using it. We’ve reached out to colleges and institutions across the nation in solidarity, and want our administration and our state legislature to know that we will not stand for these acts of racism and bias on our campus or in our state.
— barryglassdoor.com

In response to the recent racist and hateful remarks/attacks on Yik Yak, we are demanding social justice. Action must be taken.

 

LC District People:

Governor: Kate Brown

Senator: Senator Richard Devlin

House Rep (District 38): Representative Ann Lininger

 

Title VI:

No person in the United States shall, on the ground of race, color, or national origin, be excluded from participation in, be denied the benefits of, or be subjected to discrimination under any program or activity receiving Federal financial assistance.

 

http://www.justice.gov/crt/title-vi-civil-rights-act-1964-42-usc-2000d-et-seq

http://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/USCODE-2008-title42/html/USCODE-2008-title42-chap21-subchapV.htm

https://www.fbi.gov/about-us/investigate/terrorism/terrorism-definition

This was not considered federal crime, but the Yik Yak posts were an act of domestic terrorism:

 

"Domestic terrorism" means activities with the following three characteristics:

  • Involve acts dangerous to human life that violate federal or state law;

  • Appear intended (i) to intimidate or coerce a civilian population; (ii) to influence the policy of a government by intimidation or coercion; or (iii) to affect the conduct of a government by mass destruction, assassination. or kidnapping; and

  • Occur primarily within the territorial jurisdiction of the U.S.

 

Sources

https://www.aclu.org/news/oregon-supreme-court-finds-states-harassment-statute-unconstitutional

http://www.oregonlaws.org/ors/166.065


Letter to students/groups about going to Salem:

Dear students,

We’re writing to you, in light of the recent Yik Yak posts and our overall campus culture, to invite you to join us for a demonstration at the State Capitol tomorrow at 11am in Salem, Oregon (900 Court St NE, Salem, OR 97301). We, along with Don't Shoot Portland, will be demanding changes in the legislation that address racial hate speech and state-sanctioned racism that has left our Black students feeling unsafe and threatened. We will be attaching information on Oregon laws as they stand now, as well as talking points for speaking with media, legislatures, and other officials. We are in the process of coordinating transportation: if you have a car and are able to provide a ride there and back for students, let us know here. If you're driving, fill out that form, and meet us outside of Templeton at 8:30am. If you're coming and need a ride, meet us at 8:45am and we'll get you in a car. We are planning to leave campus at 9am.

There has been a lot of talk and support on campus around recent, racist events on our campus. Now, we need to come together as a community to stand in solidarity with our Black students. We hope you can join us there.

In solidarity,

 

LC Black Lives Matter


Letter to send to press and media outlets:

 

Dear ___________________,

We’re writing from Lewis & Clark College to you to let you know that there will be a walkout and demonstration at the State Capitol tomorrow at 11am in Salem, Oregon. As you may have heard, there have been racist comments made on social media here in Portland, following other racial issues on this campus. Tomorrow, we will be demanding changes in the legislation that address racial hate speech and state-sanctioned racism that has left our Black students feeling unsafe and threatened. We hope you can help us bring this to media attention.

 

Thank you,

LC Black Lives Matter