Address the instances of hate speech on AU's campus and hold the perpetrators responsible.

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Lionel Edouard
5 years ago
We all deserve an opportunity to lie out our dreams.

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Adolf Hitler
5 years ago
This one time a guy said something mean to me so I got rid of him. Two thumbs up from me

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Matthew Hellman
5 years ago
No AU should have to feel so unsafe and disrespected. The university must take action to ensure that a pattern of racism and lack of consequence does not persist.

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Earl Shoop
5 years ago
Hateful rhetoric is an impediment to ending racism, to which I am dedicated.

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Maria Kisyova
5 years ago
there is no room for hate and racism on a university campus, and there should be consequences for those who choose to disrespect fellow students.

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Jillian Lomanno
5 years ago
Racism has no place at AU.

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Hannah Six
5 years ago
Hate speech and acts of racism--or any kind of prejudice and intolerance--have NO place in our country.

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Erika Wagner-Frank
5 years ago
There is no place for racism and bigotry in this country.

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Meghana Nerurkar
5 years ago
As an alum of American University, I am shocked and outraged at these threats to the Black students on campus. This hate crime was meant to invoke fear and to attack what ought to be a safe learning environment. Threatening the safety of fellow students is clear grounds for expulsion and perpetrators have no right to expect to continue their education. I also demand that American University take the demands posed by the Black student diaspora organizations seriously and issues concrete steps to foster necessary change. Our school prides itself on diversity, but must be committed to also protecting students when that diversity leads to discrimination and racism. As a woman of color, I will be waiting to see a robust response from the administration that will make me proud of my education and my school.

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Leslie Moorman
5 years ago
I feel sick that this has happened on my campus, but also that this trend of racism in higher education has been met with moderated stances by university elite and administrations. We cannot allow this to continue and still call university spaces an open space for the exchange of intellectual dialogue and diversity. Justice must be sought for the students target, but also to show that university administration is actively working against the environment, prejudices and privilege that lead to these acts.