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“We Stand Against Hate” has been a campus fixture since spring 2017. Throughout the year, the initiative features lectures, workshops, concerts, programs, and events that reflect our ongoing commitment to elevating dialogue, enhancing understanding and compassion, and celebrating the voices that make up our diverse campus community.
September 13, 2022
Dear Brooklyn College Community,
On September 8, 2022, more than a dozen Brooklyn College faculty members received an email from a sender outside of the CUNY system containing inflammatory rhetoric grossly mischaracterizing Islam and members of the Muslim community as inherently anti-American and a threat to national security. This type of message is antithetical to the college’s values and the college has taken appropriate action. While Brooklyn College encourages scholarly discourse and a robust exchange of divergent ideas, speech that incites hatred does nothing to advance that discourse or exchange of ideas.
Brooklyn College denounces Islamophobia and all other forms of hatred including, but not limited to, hate based on religion, national origin, race, and ethnicity. The college works hard to ensure that students, faculty, and staff enjoy a work and educational environment free from unlawful discrimination and harassment. If you have experienced an incident that you believe violates CUNY’s Nondiscrimination Policy, please contact Chief Diversity Officer Anthony Brown at Anthony.Brown@brooklyn.cuny.edu.
January 3, 2022
In late December, a Brooklyn College student and a friend were beaten and called “dirty Jews” in an incident that is being investigated as a hate crime in Bay Ridge. The College denounces hatred and stands in solidarity with the student and members of the Jewish community, as well as any community that is subjected to acts of targeted hate. Antisemitism has no place at Brooklyn College. If you believe that you have been discriminated against on the basis of religion or any other protected identity with regards to a Brooklyn College program, please contact my office.
Anthony Brown, Esq.
Chief Diversity Officer and Special Assistant to the President
Office of Diversity and Equity Programs
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