Senate Assembly resolution denounces recent racist attacks


In light of recent racially motivated attacks on University of Michigan community members, the faculty’s Senate Assembly on Monday affirmed its commitment to “open and civil discourse, equity, inclusion and mutual respect extending to all members of all ethnic communities.”

The Senate Advisory Committee on University Affairs, the executive arm of U-M’s faculty governance system, last week approved a similar resolution that was in direct response to a recent incident where anti-Latinx graffiti was written on the Rock near Washtenaw Avenue and Hill Street.

Senate Assembly, an elected body of faculty members from the Ann Arbor, Dearborn and Flint campuses, broadened the resolution on Monday in light of the discovery of racist remarks directed toward African-American students at the West Quad residence hall over the weekend.

“We call on all members of the University of Michigan to unequivocally oppose and condemn all attempts to discriminate against, marginalize, or denigrate students, faculty and staff based on national origin or ethnic belonging,” the resolution says.



  1. Therese Shaw
    on September 19, 2017 at 11:16 am

    A related question: Does UM condemn all forms of censorship when it comes to campus speakers?

    (The answer must be “yes.”)

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