(THE COLLEGE FIX) — Professors at an upstate New York university will “take a knee” tomorrow in a show of solidarity with protesters across the country.
“Scores of Cornell faculty members” will get down on one knee on the school’s Arts Quad on Wednesday in order to “bring awareness to issues including police violence against black Americans,” according to The Cornell Daily Sun. The organizers of the event “hope [they] will be joined by students and members of the Ithaca community.”
The planned demonstration evokes the recent trend in professional football of players kneeling during the national anthem as a sign of protest, “using their platform as NFL players to speak out on issues black Americans face, particularly in interactions with law enforcement,” according to The Daily Sun.
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