“Take off your blinders,” speaker challenges


20150911_150832 (2)By Whitney Downard

“I stand here before you as an angry black woman,” said Breea Willingham, in the William F. Walsh Science Center amphitheater of Saint Bonaventure University Friday.

“What’s happening today is not something that just happened,” said Willingham, referring to the August 2014 shooting of Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri, and to the deaths of  other black people at the hands of law enforcement.

Scanning a room with no empty seats, with rows of people standing at the back or sitting on the floor, she stressed, “This is something that has been happening since African Americans first stepped foot on American soil.”

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