SUNY Student Government Presidents Will Not Stand for Hate

Student Assembly President Marc J. Cohen and the collective Student Government Presidents across SUNY speak out on hate speech at Geneseo, New Paltz, and Elsewhere

 For Immediate Release: November 15, 2016

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“The collective students of the State University of New York will not stand for acts of hatred and discrimination on our campuses or in our communities. We will not cower in the face of bigotry, discrimination, or prejudice. We will move forward united in the spirit of equality and meet such adversity head-on. Those committing these heinous crimes should know that you will be found, prosecuted, and brought to justice. We call on law enforcement to continue their investigations into these acts, and we call on students to be active bystanders. To everyone feeling discouraged by the recent messages of intolerance, know this: you are not alone. We as the elected leaders of the State University of New York’s 600,000 students across our 64 campuses will not be silenced, we will not be intimidated, and we will not back down. We will keep fighting for diversity, we will keep fighting for equality, and we will keep moving forward. We’ve got your back.”