Social media: UO reacts to shootings of Alton Sterling, Philando Castile
On Tuesday, the Internet was shocked by a video of African-American Alton Sterling being fatally shot by police in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, outside a convenience store where he had been selling CDs.
On Thursday, Americans woke to news of another dead black man: Diamond “Lavish” Reynolds uploaded a live video on Facebook after her boyfriend, Philando Castile, was shot by police during a traffic stop in St. Paul, Minnesota. He was reaching for his ID when the police shot him, Reynolds said. Castile later died in the hospital. His four-year-old daughter was in the car the entire incident.
Here is how University of Oregon students and the campus community have reacted to the shootings:
Black student groups will be coordinating a memorial tomorrow at the EMU Amphitheater at 1:45 pm.