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Marshall University’s Students for Appalachian Socialism organization is presenting a Black Lives Matter panel from 6:30-9:30 p.m. Thursday in the Memorial Student Center’s Shawkey Dining Room.

The panel will discuss racial oppression in modern culture as well as racial identity.

Panelists will include Keelon Hinton, Marshall psychology professor, and Lamont Lilly, an activist from North Carolina.

The event is scheduled near the assassination anniversary of human rights activist Malcolm X.

Sophomore Kenedi Wilson said she plans to go to the event.

“I think it’s important to understand where our university stands in terms of racism,” Wilson said. “A lot of times we tend to think that racism ended in the 1960s, but that’s not true. It’s still rather prominent in this rural area we live in.”

Wilson said she hopes to see strong support from the community.

“This is something I feel strongly about,” Wilson said. “I’m really hoping to see a big turnout.”

SAS said they expect an audience of 50-100 members.

Amy Napier can be contacted at [email protected]

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  1. Jake on April 24th, 2015 4:20 am

    Why are we discussing Malcolm X? He was FAR from a human rights activist. He was a extremist who preached hatred. In fact, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. spoke out against Malcolm X. The ” black lives matter” campaign isn’t a peaceful movement and Marshall staff and students should stay away from it. There are better movements that are peaceful that welcome ALL races to the table to talk and make change. This is causing separation. Witness an “activist” holding a sign that said ” Black Lives matter! F— the police! A dead cop is a good cop”. That is far from being a human rights activist!

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