“We sincerely apologize to anyone who was hurt by the prospect of this event”
The constant demonizing of ICE on college campuses is purely political and unfair to the hardworking Americans who make up the agency.
Campus Reform reports:
Harvard business group spikes event with ICE contractor after student outcry
Harvard’s Undergraduate BGLTQ Business Society (HUBBS) recently canceled a sponsorship from Palantir Technologies because its products are used by Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE).
HUBBS’ mission statement explains that the group wants to increase the amount of “BGLTQ [bixexual, gay, lesbian, transgender, queer]-identified individuals” in the business world. Palantir Technologies offered to assist HUBBS in this mission by sponsoring an ethical decision-making exercise the group planned to hold on Oct. 10, as reported by The Harvard Crimson.
Just one day after the sponsorship was announced, however, HUBBS canceled the entire event after realizing that Plantair’s technologies have been utilized by ICE.
“When a member brought up Palantir’s relationship with ICE, we had initially thought we could allow them to come to campus and then donate the proceeds to an undocumented charity, but we recognize now that bringing Palantir to campus is harmful no matter where proceeds go and that it is unfair to students and antithetical to the diverse communities at Harvard,” HUBBS wrote in an email to its members, according to the Crimson.
Later, HUBBS said that it “actually cancelled the event, and HUBBS will no longer be hosting it or working with Palantir as a sponsor until their work with ICE changes. We sincerely apologize to anyone who was hurt by the prospect of this event, and we hope our actions remedied the situation.”
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