Kentucky State’s New ‘W.O.K.E.’ Task Force Distributes Black Lives Matter Shirts

by Dean Barker


Kentucky State University is encouraging students to wear Black Lives Matter t-shirts as part of their “W.O.K.E.” task force initiative.

After no officers were charged directly related to the death of Breonna Taylor, the school announced on September 24 that it would create a task force to help students understand Black issues and fight against perceived injustice.

“We will remain WOKE… wielding our Wisdom, owning our Opportunities, knowing the importance of true Knowledge, and engaging in the Empowerment of marginalized people,” the statement read.

The task force’s main goals are to get students to wear and take photographs in BLM shirts, which are being provided by the university, and to encourage students to register to vote, creating “Direct Action Training opportunities on campus,” to  create “safe spaces” on campus, and to continue to offer “on-going and relevant development for students encouraging community action and involvement.”

“Encourage students to take a photo with a Black Lives Matter t-shirt being distributed by the University on Thursday and Friday. These photos will be printed and displayed on the Hill overlooking Main Street so that members of our community can hear our pain and see our greatness. Students will also be provided with an opportunity to register to vote,” the statement read.

Following the Sept. 23 decision on the charges in the Breonna Taylor case, university President M. Christopher Brown II held a university-wide Zoom meeting to discuss how to comfort students who were disappointed in the decision.

“Kentucky State University students understand Black lives matter and Black colleges’ power and purpose, and recognize the need for their fellow students to organize in an effort to eliminate and dismantle systems that oppress our communities,” President Brown said.

“Kentucky State University mourns for Breonna Taylor and her family, as well as the countless lives that have been taken unjustly,” the statement read.

The university hopes that by creating this task force, there will be a lasting impact on race relations in America.

“Kentucky State University stands committed to taking action every day to make the world a better place,” the statement read. “Our students stand committed to carrying the torch of freedom fighters like our distinguished alumnus, Whitney M. Young. Our campus will be a sacred place that endeavors to lift every voice and encourages real change.”

The W.O.K.E. Task Force did not respond to Campus Reform’s requests for comment in time for publication.

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Dean Barker is a Virginia Campus Correspondent, reporting on liberal bias and abuse for Campus Reform. He is a Senior at Bridgewater College, where he majors in Professional Writing and minors in Communications. He is the sports editor for BC Voice, his school newspaper, and also frequently discusses politics on the BC Voice radio show.
Photo “BLM Shirt” by Elvert Barnes CC BY-SA 2.0.







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3 Thoughts to “Kentucky State’s New ‘W.O.K.E.’ Task Force Distributes Black Lives Matter Shirts”

  1. 83ragtop50

    If the facts do not support your position just forma group to push your narrative. Truth does not matter if it gets in the way of your agenda. A typical university action.

  2. karen bracken

    Like all well trained communists/marxists they go after the malleable youth. They are using these kids to push an anti-black lives agenda and in a desire to fit in they will.go along eventually will join the gangs on the street. But like all communists do in the end these street fighters will be the first to be destroyed because they will be the first to realize they were deceived. Those willing to take their fight to the street are the very people communist DO NOT want. They are referred to as “useful idiots.” Parents better get “woke” or you will lose your children. College like public schools are no longer places if academia. They have become purely indoctrination facilities.

    1. Ron Welch

      That’s very well-said, Karen!

      Vladimir Lenin, who lead the Communist revolution in Russia in 1917 called his anarchist Bolsheviks, “useful idiots”.
      The “Black Lives Matter” organization is lead by admitted “trained Marxists”. It is a domestic terrorist, hate group which fits with Communist ideology thst wants to impose its system of slavery, poverty and mass murder as documented in the relative recent history of the 20th Century. But our schooling system has not educated our young people over the years so they are ignorant about and subject to their indoctrination.

      “We must hate. Hatred is the basis of communism. Children must be taught to hate their parents if they are not communists.” – Vladimir Ilyich Lenin

      “We make war against all prevailing ideas of religion, of the state, of country, of patriotism. The idea of God is the keynote of a perverted civilization. It must be destroyed.” –Karl Marx

      “To send men to the firing squad, judicial proof is unnecessary. These procedures are an archaic bourgeois detail. This is revolution! And a revolutionary must be a cold killing machine motivated by pure hate.” –Che Guevera, prominent Communist in the Cuban Revolutions