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#DontShootUs – Students at Howard University Stand Up For Killed African-American Teen

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A photo of students of Howard University, Washington, D.C., standing up with their hands raised in protest against the shooting of 18-year-old African-American teen Michael Brown has gone viral.

Over 300 students gathered in the Cramton Auditorium to stand, hands raised, in a pose inspired by the presumed stance of the unarmed teen killed by a Ferguson, Missouri officer over the weekend.

The killing of Brown has led to violent protests and keeps the conversation about race going.

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Vice President of the Howard University Student Association, Ikenna Ikeotuonye spoke to Time Magazine today Thursday.

The senior chemical engineering major said, “Howard has a history of social justice, inspiring social change. Our idea was just to organize something—but the fact that there was a Bison hurting for protesting hit close to home.”

Ikenna was also referring to the report that an alum of the institution was shot in head while protesting Brown’s death.

The photo is spreading on social media with the hashtag – #DontShootUs, #DontShootMe

19 Comments

  1. ROBINAHOOD

    August 14, 2014 at 10:21 pm

    Stay in school, stop having children out of wedlock, and do the opposite of what white people expect from u. all these things are what helped the Asian, persian and indian community in america. Obama dint get to the white house by being a baby daddy and undereducated. these are things that shape and affect how people treat u. like it or not

    • Emirates

      August 15, 2014 at 10:36 am

      Bruno I know this is you. You just need some education yourself

    • bruno

      August 15, 2014 at 1:24 pm

      Dear black americans if you don’t like it in america, kindly relocate to africa, go to somalia or uganda or even nigeria majority of the population is black, let me see whether you will not suffer gravely. Majority of blacks americans are the most racist, sexist, homophobic, violent people ever on earth, what many may not know is obama is bi-racial but blacks people call him a black man with a white mother, why can’t obama be a white man with a black father, nonsense, they only claim someone based on skin tone and it benefits them, RIP by the way

    • nene

      August 15, 2014 at 1:17 pm

      gbam

    • maria

      August 15, 2014 at 3:48 pm

      You are as dumb as they get really every race in american is treated almost the way Blacks are treated it might come in different ways. you don’t here about it because you are African and only here the ones that relates to your people. america believe Asians are smart but they still treat them different from they treat whites, Persians are said to be terrorist even thou we all know they are Iranians and not from Iraq. Indians are seen as poor, Romanians are seen as gypsy despite the fact that they are white. if you are not a white american there is always a difference.

  2. missy J

    August 14, 2014 at 10:25 pm

    Eheeeeeeeeen the vice president is even a Nigerian an Igbo man for that matter. May Brown’s soul rest in perfect peace!

  3. Anonymous

    August 15, 2014 at 4:40 am

    #proudHowardAlum

  4. TexasHausaGirl

    August 15, 2014 at 6:39 am

    Naija no dey carry last.

  5. Pradacandy

    August 15, 2014 at 8:00 am

    I hope that cop gets the death sentence. RIP little one…

  6. @edDREAMZ

    August 15, 2014 at 8:05 am

    a.k.a EDWIN CHINEDU AZUBUKO said…
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    This is really bad and something just gat to be done about it…… May his soul R.I.P…
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    ***CURRENTLY IN JUPITER***

  7. Bella

    August 15, 2014 at 8:33 am

    Not a single white face!

    • Dami

      August 15, 2014 at 1:23 pm

      Because Howard is a HBCU!!!!

  8. te

    August 15, 2014 at 8:44 am

    HU

  9. kk

    August 15, 2014 at 8:48 am

    That’s the Mecca!!! Taking a stance. HU…YOU KNOW 🙂 Proud to be an alum

  10. chi-e-z

    August 15, 2014 at 9:34 am

    Dates them Bisons

    • chi-e-z

      August 15, 2014 at 9:34 am

      Meant Dat gosh hate this autocorrect nonsense.

  11. pearly cherub

    August 15, 2014 at 9:48 am

    May his soul rest in peace…amen nd justice prevail

  12. kriz adam

    August 16, 2014 at 2:03 pm

    R.I.P brother

  13. sexy diva

    August 18, 2014 at 5:51 pm

    Most clueless individual that pass thru sch but sch didn’t pass thru him(bruno)by d way dat a dog name!brunoooooo cm eat ur food!

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