At 10 a.m. on Tuesday, April 13, hundreds of students, dressed in black, left
their classes to gather on the First-Year Quad and participate in a
#BlackMindsMatter walkout coordinated by the Black Students Union (BSU). They
were spurred by the recent killing of Daunte Wright, a 20-year-old Black man who
was shot by a Minnesota police officer on Sunday, April 11 — the latest of a
series of national incidents highlighting the often fatal consequences of police
brutality and anti-Black racism.