If all you want to do is protest, why are you wasting time and money on college?

Campus Reform reports.

UMD students want to use class time for protesting

During a student forum held Thursday at the University of Maryland, Black Lives Matter advocates argued that activism should be taught in the classroom to make it more “convenient” for students to “stand up for racial justice.”

The “Baltimore to Byrd” event, hosted by the student organization Maryland Discourse, featured a panel consisting of two students, Rhys Hall and Christine Hagan, as well as Chief Diversity Officer and Associate Vice President Kumea Shorter-Gooden and College Park City Councilor Robert Day.

The event started with a disclaimer from UMD’s NAACP chapter secretary and panel moderator Gabriela Davis notifying the audience that “although #BlackLivesMatter is a general statement or black civil rights movement, the #BlackLivesMatter movement is an actual chapter based national organization and these panelists do not reflect the organization.”

The first half of the event involved prepared questions from Davis, after which the panelists fielded questions posed both by audience members and under the Twitter hashtag #UMDBLM.

Davis began by asking the panelists to define “the end goals of Black Lives Matter and what happens after you reach that goal,” to which the panelists responded that the movement is about the pursuit of black equality, but that it is an ongoing struggle without a definite end-point.

“The voices of black people in America should always be represented, and through that representation there will be growth in that period,” Councilman Day said. “We must continue to push forward and use this movement to educate, and communicate, and to continue to grow.”