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Chancellor Reaffirms CUNY’S Commitment to Inclusiveness, Equality and Respect


“The CUNY community mourns the tragic loss of life, violence and hatred we saw in Charlottesville over the weekend. The bigotry, anti-Semitism and racism of the neo-Nazis, white supremacists and their followers showed us, sadly and vividly, the views that we oppose so strongly at The City University of New York. It was a painful spectacle, but it was also a reminder of why we must never waiver from the principles of inclusiveness, equality and respect, which need to guide us as a university and a country. A great source of strength of CUNY, the country’s largest urban university, has always been our diversity and inclusiveness. I hope that, as we mourn and try to come to terms with the terrible events of the weekend, we can also reaffirm our commitment to the principles that must overcome hatred and divisions in our country.”