Petition Closed

According to Associated Press' story, "Former top prospect Brian Banks exonerated from rape conviction," on Sports Illustrated website, the reporter discusses the case, Ms. Gibson's recanted accounts of a crime that never occurred and the emotional toll on Mr. Banks and his family. In an interview with CNN, Mr. Banks is handling all of this with such dignity. 

Injustice happens everyday, but today Universtiy of Southern California (USC) has an opportunity to make a difference. 

USC believed in Mr. Banks and his athletic prowess in 2002 when he earned a scholarship, whether he has that prowess today, we are asking that you continue to believe in the man. The education he will receive at USC will equip and prepare him for opportunities. USC doesn't owe Mr. Banks anything, but hiphopadvocate(dot)org and the petition signers are respectfully requesting that USC offer Mr. Banks a scholarship to correct an injustice committed against him by Wanetta Gibson.

Opportunities that were stolen from him at the conclusion of a trial that never should have occurred.

Marian Wright Edelman, who is the president of the Children's Defense Fund, said, "Education is for improving the lives of others and for leaving your community and world better than you found it."

We the signers of the petition want Brian Banks to get education, so he can make and leave the world better.  

By signing this petition, you are a part of click activism. 

 

Letter to
President of University of Southern California (USC) C. L. Max Nikias, President of University of Southern California (USC)
In 2002, Brian Banks planned to attend the University of Southern California (USC) on a football scholarship, but all that ended with a lie by Wanetta Gibson. This story of injustice has moved all of us signing this petition.

We understand that injustice happens everyday, but today USC has an opportunity to make a difference.

Mr. Nikias, USC recruited AND offered Mr. Banks a scholarship. USC believed in him and his athletic prowess in 2002, whether he has that prowess today, we are respectfully asking that USC continue to believe in the man. The education he will receive at USC will equip and prepare him for opportunities.

The opportunities that were stolen from him at the conclusion of a trial that never should have occurred.

USC doesn't owe Mr. Brian Banks anything, but we the petition signers are requesting that USC offer Mr. Banks a scholarship to correct an injustice committed against him by Wanetta Gibson.

Marian Wright Edelman, who is the president of the Children's Defense Fund, said, "Education is for improving the lives of others and for leaving your community and world better than you found it."

We want to thank you in advance, for your decision to offer Mr. Banks a four-year scholarship, which will empower him to change lives and leave the world better.