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Statement on recent events in Charlottesville
The faculty and students of the Jewish Studies Program fully support the Chancellor's strong statement, "Confronting Racism and Hate" (https://chancellor.ku.edu/news/2017/aug14), published soon after the recent events of 14 August in Charlottesville, Virginia.
The Jewish Studies Program is also acutely aware that anti-Jewish slogans, signs, and gestures were very much present at the rallies of the white supremacists. Such antisemitism has been on the rise in the United States for some years, but there has been an especially sharp rise in recent months, with some people feeling empowered by the current political climate in the US and elsewhere.
The Jewish Studies Program and its faculty and students are devoted to resisting and calling out racism, antisemitism and all forms of dehumanizing discrimination. We believe that discrimination and bigotry are antithetical to the egalitarian principles of our country, that all people are created equal, deserve equal respect, and should enjoy equal protection of the laws. Bigotry, hatred, and discrimination hurt us all.
voted and accepted by the Jewish Studies Executive Faculty, 28 August 2017
endorsed by the Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences, 10 September 2017
If you see something, say something!As members of the Jewish Studies community, if you notice any antisemitic activity or are concerned or threatened by hateful actions and expressions on campus, please reach out to the Kansas University Public Safety Office [785-864-5900 or firstname.lastname@example.org], and/or to the Jewish Studies Program (jewishstudies.ku.edu); we are committed to address your concerns.