Cal-Irvine Sponsors Black Lives Matter Writing Contest

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From Campus Reform:

The University of California, Irvine is sponsoring a “Black Lives Matter Writing Contest,” but warns students to carefully consider “the effects of their words” before submitting an entry.

The contest, which is subtitled “A Conversation about Black Connections: How to overcome internal and external violence,” is being co-sponsored by the Department of African American Studies and an entity called “The Writing Contest Initiative: Students Writing toward Inclusive Excellence.”

The official event page features a poster depicting a line of protesters holding signs that say “Capitalism has outlived its usefulness” and “Black Trans Lives Matter,” and encourages students to submit pieces that “convey the sense that they have put deep thought into the topic and understand its nuances, importance, and urgency.”