“Hate Has No Home Here”
I’ve lost track of how many schools are focusing on this. People are dying and the economy is being destroyed and this is what they’re worried about.
The Morning Watch reports:
MSU States ‘Novel Coronavirus’ is the Only “Acceptable” Term, Encourages Signing of Anti-Hate Pledge
In an email sent by the University on April 2, 2020, eight recommendations were given to handle COVID-19. Staff, faculty, and students were encouraged to sign MSU’s “Hate Has No Home Here” pledge.
Sent by Residence Education and Housing Services (REHS), the recommendations will make “this process more manageable for all of us.” The term ‘novel coronavirus’ was stated as the “correct term” and “no other names are acceptable.”
Listed before their eight recommendations, are multiple paragraphs advertising MSU’s “Hate Has No Home Here” statement. Included is a link where students, faculty, and staff can sign the pledge. MSU alleges by signing, you could show “support of an inclusive and hate-free community.”
Being called an “upstander,” MSU highlights we stand up to “racist, dog-whistle, ageist, xenophobic, classist or other speech that divides our community.” Further, the MSU community should, “especially stand up against the denigration of anyone in our Asian, Pacific Islander, Desi American (APIDA) community at this time and in the future days… because we are seeing a rise in anti-APIDA racism.”
Cited in this recommendation, is the racist incident reporting website “Stop AAPI Hate” for acts against the “APIDA community.” Additionally, MSU’s email further says “words matter. This disease does not discriminate.”
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