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History Department Statement on White Nationalist Event on Campus

The Department of History condemns the efforts of a white nationalist group to use our campus as a space to promote its goal of a White ethno-state. This group’s public statements exclude and denigrate people of color, Jews, immigrants, and LGBTQ individuals. This is totally unacceptable. As historians, we research, write about, and offer classes on the social conditions that have historically led to the rise of groups with similarly hate-filled ideologies.  We reject these sentiments based not only on our understanding of the past as scholars, but also because of our commitment to fostering a community enriched by national, racial, ethnic, gender, sexual, religious, and socio-economic diversity.

 

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