November 20, 2015
In Response to Hate
Posted by Staff and Faculty of the Human Rights Program
Last night, the Harvard University community came together in solidarity for the national #studentblackout demonstration. This morning, we woke up to find black tape slashed across the portraits of black professors. We are devastated- for our colleagues, for our students, for our community, and for a world that in so many ways does not acknowledge that #blacklivesmatter.
Our doors are open for anyone in our community who wants to talk about this, and about how we can partner together for change- today and every day.
Below, a portrait of Prof. Randall Kennedy surrounded by notes of love and support from the HLS community. As Harvard police began its investigation into the vandalism this morning as a hate crime, these notes appeared around the portraits of every black professor at HLS.
Below, images from the student protest the night before (taken by Gabbie Follett, HRP program assistant).