On Monday the Joliet Central Black Student Union met to discuss the assault of Joliet West student Jazzpher Evans in a Quincy Illinois nightclub by a white man on April 4th.
After the meeting some of the BSU members agreed to record some of their thoughts about what they would like teachers to know:
Jazz deserves our support
I can imagine ending up dying
Our trauma should not be entertainment
It hard to find people I can talk to about my feelings
Tavaris (Tee) Sellers
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