LIUFF Statement on Charlottesville, VA, White Supremacy Rally...

Sep 4, 2017 by

The Long Island University Faculty Federation condemns the racism, xenophobia, and anti-Semitism of the white supremacist groups who recently gathered in Charlottesville, Virginia, and Boston, Massachusetts. We publicly affirm our commitment to the values of justice, inclusivity, and non-violence central to the practice of democracy and to the health of civil society, as well as to our work as educators. As university faculty, we recognize the importance of a safe campus space in facilitating learning, fostering democratic discourse, and engendering respect for all community members. We note with alarm how such safety was jeopardized in Charlottesville, where open-carry weapons and torches reminiscent of Nazi processions and KKK gatherings were brought to a rally on a university campus to intimidate and threaten. We grieve the murder of Heather Heyer, who stood firm against white supremacists...

read more