Plane Flies over BC Graduation with ‘Eradicate Boston College Racism’ Banner

The banner was spotted in the skies above Alumni Stadium as the Class of 2015 prepared to turn their tassels.

Eradicate Boston College Racism via Tumblr

Eradicate Boston College Racism via Tumblr

Update: Monday, 1:44 p.m.

Supporters of Eradicate Boston College Racism were behind the flyover, the group tells Boston. “The action today was planned and paid for by supporters of our organization and we are excited about it,” says a representative. The group says it is unsure how much the flyover cost and did not directly raise the funds. “A supporter or group of supporters must have ordered it and paid.”


Boston College held its 139th Commencement Monday, with Chicago Archbishop Blase Joseph Cupich delivering the address at Alumni Stadium. According to reports on Twitter, however, a plane flying overhead stole the show, with a banner that read, “Eradicate Boston College Racism.”

“Eradicate Boston College Racism” is an organization of students, staff, faculty, and administrators on campus, though it is uncertain whether it had anything to do with the flyover. The last post on its Facebook page was made roughly three hours prior, promoting a T-shirt sale.

We will provide updates when more information is available.