Today a banner was hung at EMU in response to the despicable graffiti found on campus Tuesday morning and as an act of solidarity with black students at EMU and the Black Lives Matter movement. It is not PoC who should be made to feel unsafe in Ypsilanti but the white supremacist, kkk members and sympathizers responsible for the graffiti and their friends who believe their desire to move through a particular intersection at a given time takes (violent) precedence over the collective need to gather in response to a racialized threat. If Eastern Michigan University and the city of Ypsilanti have fostered an environment where anyone feels safe writing racial slurs on walls, then we have failed as a community. Right now one message rings loud and clear: that black lives are less important than white lives, less important than a drive home from work to White Safety. But other voices also ring: voices that say black lives matter, that say #keepypsiblack, and we all need to add our voices, too. If any message should resound in our streets, should drip from the walls of the University, or blow in the breeze by the student center, it is this: that white supremacy has no place in our city and those that seek to uphold it should feel afraid.