The recent election of Donald Trump as president caused controversy in the U.S. and has affected multiple minority groups, particularly the black lives matter organization in Memphis. This election has made many people from different cities in the U.S. “angry”, causing them to riot and protest for what they believe. Memphis was one of those cities. People from all over the country have protested Trump’s election by creating signs and marching across towns chanting “My life matters,” as they work together to figure what they will do next.
“We need to have a plan,” said Linda Hall, associate dean of multicultural affairs at the University of Memphis. “People need to find their voice, because being silent is not going to change anything.”
The U of M has allowed students and organizations to express their opinion publicly across campus. The Progressive Student Alliance organization held a protest November 16 to unite the community against the “looming disaster facing the United States.”
However, some students do not want to waste their time.
“This election didn’t really affect me like it did the people around me,” said Neka Brown, U of M student. “I’m going to keep doing what I was doing when Obama was president.”
The Black Lives Matter association on campus plans to continue being a voice and let the nation know that their lives are important.
Keyera Gates also contributed to this story.