Student Letter of Protest
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As a [current Tufts undergraduate/concerned community member], I am deeply disappointed
with the administrations lack of response to the recent hate incident against members of the Korean Students Association (KSA). To keep pace with an increasingly diversifying society, Tufts students must be presented with a complete picture of the U.S., one that includes the historical, literary, and cultural contributions of Asian Americans. I take pride in Tufts reputation for excellence and believe that you can do more to live up to the expectations of your students, alumni, and community.
In order to live up to its reputation and its rhetoric, Tufts needs to respond to the following concerns:
1. Increase visibility and incorporation of Asian American, not Asian, experiences within the curriculum to educate and promote awareness on the Asian American racial identity
2. Implement racial difference training for all students and faculty on Asian American experiences that additionally corrects the inaccurate stereotypes about Asian Americans
3. Create a clear and speedy protocol to respond to acts of racial discrimination that is transparent to the entire Tufts community
4. Provide administrative support against acts of racial discrimination and intolerance in the form of public statements and offering resources to students who feel unsafe and or have been victims of such incidences
To encourage the Tufts administration to take action on these important issues, I would like to join the dedicated students who are tirelessly pushing that every possible measure be taken to ensure a safe campus climate in which to pursue their education.