Fake Hate?… Three Black Figures Hanged in Effigy at UC Berkeley ,,,Update: Queer Black Artists Take Responsibility for Stunt
Three cardboard effigies of black people were found hanging from nooses from on the campus of UC Berkeley Saturday morning.
One of the effigies had the hashtag #ICantBreathe written on it which tells you it was a #Ferguson #EricGarner protester behind the stunt.
No doubt, the school’s president will likely send out a long email about institutionalized racism and the need for dialogue in the next week.
Three cardboard cutouts of black people were reportedly found hanged in effigy from nooses on the UC Berkeley campus on Saturday morning.
The incident follows a week of protests on the streets of Berkeley, California, to denounce the grand jury decisions not to indict white police officers in the deaths of two unarmed black men in St. Louis and New York.
— Michael McBride (@pastormykmac) December 13, 2014
One of the hanged figures, which appears to be a cardboard cutout of a lynched woman identified as Laura Nelson from 1911. The cutout includes the hashtag “#ICantBreathe,” presumably in reference to Eric Garner’s last words before he was choked to death by police on Staten Island last July.
This is the same campus where at least one teacher is offering an extension on their homework if they go join the mobs protesting and looting for #MikeBrown.
UPDATE: As predicted – Queer black students take credit for the racist stunt.