I felt so disgusted after reading this post; it reminded me again that this world is a broken one and needs active Christians to bring God’s justice. Thought I should repost and raise awareness.
I’m not sure how many of you have heard about the events that took place early this morning, but you all need to be informed. There was an off-campus end of the year party going on that was hosted by and attended by primarily black students. A little before 3am, LAPD stormed the party with 79 officers in full riot gear. There had been no violence, weapons, or any threatening situations going on to invoke such thing. Students were harassed, tasered, and some even arrested. Meanwhile across the street another party was taking place that was primarily white students and they were told by LAPD to stay inside and try to be quiet. This is an example of the blatant and disgusting racism that has been happening at and around USC. These are your friends, your peers, your hardworking classmates being treated like second-class citizens and it’s not okay.
There will be a silent protest on Tuesday at 5pm followed by a discussion with LAPD and DPS to discuss the events. I encourage all of you to participate and stand in solidarity with your friends and peers. This is not something that will blow over quickly as so many USC students were directly affected and are already taking steps to seek change.
You may not feel connected to this at all, but as Christians we are called to seek justice alongside our brothers and sisters. Let’s not be a fellowship who watches the brokenness of our own campus and does nothing about it. Let’s join the fight for justice and cover this situation in prayer and the power of the Holy Spirit! Tragedies like this have the potential to make lasting change, and it is my prayer that through this that can happen.
learn to do good;
bring justice to the fatherless,
plead the widow’s cause.