Harvard elects Black man as student body president for first time in three centuries

Harvard elects Black man as student body president for first time in three centuries

11/24/2020 11:37:00 AM

Harvard elects Black man as student body president for first time in three centuries

‘For it to come in a year of so many racial injustices with George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, Ahmaud Arbery, and people who were taken from our communities, it makes it that much more of a statement,’ says Noah Harris

.“It was a historic election and for it to come in a year of so many racial injustices withGeorge Floyd, Breonna Taylor, Ahmaud Arbery, and people who were taken from our communities, it makes it that much more of a statement on the part of Harvard and the student body,” Mr Harris, who is also a co-chair of the Undergraduate Council’s Black Caucus at the school, said.

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He added that “it’s a message to the university that we really have to be conscious about the decisions that we’re making, and how we’re standing with all of our students of colour and making sure that their college experience and just their livelihoods are as good as possible, when a university like Harvard has so many resources.”

Mr Harris, along with his vice president Jenny Gan, in their campaign pushed for proactive steps to tackle issues like sexual assault and mental health, while emphasising diversity and inclusion. “We will hold Harvard accountable for its commitment to anti-racism", read their electoral plan.   headtopics.com

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Is this only due to BlackLivesMatter ? It would have been courteous to actually put his name in the headline. I imagine people do not generally refer to him as 'that black man' As long as he knows he probably just got the gig for virtue signalling purposes. On the back of a career's criminal's death, at that.

Good one. Perfect Conservatives just sprayed their cornflakes over the breakfast table, I applaud this gentleman Something the conservatives don't want to see of accept. Congratulations to him.