Temple White Student Union Events to Support Former P/O Darren Wilson


Editor’s note: A Temple University spokesperson told Billy Penn that the White Students Union is not currently an officially recognized student organization.

A Temple University student organization, the White Students Union (officially recognized by the University in 1988) is planning a moment of silence for former Ferguson, MO police officer Darren Wilson, whose August killing of unarmed teen Michael Brown was found justified by grand jury in late November.

The Union, as might be expected, has been a source of much controversy on campus in its 25-odd years of operation. We have contacted representatives for comment.

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Kenneth is a writer and researcher. He’s from Alabama, and will not apologize for it. He moved to Pennsylvania in 2012, but has been in love with Philadelphia since a late-night stroll down Ben Franklin Parkway to the Art Museum in July of 2011 with the love of his life. He is interested in telling Philadelphia’s dynamic and absolutely unique stories with the zeal of a constantly enamored newcomer. Kenneth is also passionate about government transparency and protection of whistleblowers, most notably PFC Chelsea Manning. His research and reporting on law enforcement and surveillance have been featured in various publications, including Rolling Stone (Meet the Private Companies Helping Cops Spy on Protesters) and Popular Science (Boston Tested Crowd-Watching Software That Catalogues People's Skin Color). His training is in both genetics and history and he likes the joke about being a helicase and unzipping your “genes.” He’s driven to know, and thinks you can handle, the truth. Follow him on Twitter @kennethlipp.

There are 3 comments

  1. Andy

    Pro-tip: a “moment of silence” is generally used to honor or memorialize a person or persons who have died, for example Michael Brown, who was killed by a police officer who subsequently lied about the circumstances and received $1,000,000 for his efforts. As such, this moment of silence makes no damn sense.

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  2. debadelphia

    None of the information in this article is correct. It’s actually stunningly inaccurate. There was a twitter account started on Saturday and that is the extent of Temple’s White Student Union.


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