It’s not entirely clear why Weinstein got a black achievement award in the first place.
The College Fix reports:
Harvard takes back the black achievement award it gave Harvey Weinstein
Universities have no trouble expressing moral outrage when they don’t have to give back money.
But it’s a real head-scratcher why Harvard University gave a now-disgraced white Hollywood producer a medal for “contributions to African and African-American culture” in the first place.
The five professors in the Ivy League school’s Hutchins Center for African and African American Research voted to rescind the W.E.B. Du Bois medal they had bestowed on Harvey Weinstein just three years ago, The Harvard Crimson reports:
“We stand with the women who have courageously come forward to fight for themselves and indeed for all of those who have experienced similar abuse,” the group wrote in a statement.
The professors aren’t saying anything more, so it’s not clear how much research they did into Weinstein – whose alleged groping, flashing, massage-requesting and sexual extortion of young actresses and models have been called the worst-kept secret in Hollywood – before giving him the prestigious medal.
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