We are circulating this statement of solidarity in support of Professor Keeanga-Yamahtta Taylor, of Princeton University’s African American Studies department. After speaking out about race and racism in the US at a commencement address last month (May 2017) she has been viciously targeted by Fox News. In statement reads:
“On May 20, 2017, Professor Taylor delivered the commencement address at Hampshire College, which was video-taped and distributed. In it, she spoke movingly about the necessity of historical inquiry, the struggle for justice, the importance of solidarity, and the urgency of hope.
Fox News subsequently targeted Professor Taylor in print and on television on May 28, focusing on an opening remark of hers that President Trump, “a racist and sexist megalomaniac,” was the biggest threat to the students’ futures. Fox succeeded in inciting Trump followers, who have attacked her with racist, sexist, and homophobic speech and vicious death threats. Those targeting Professor Taylor have called for Princeton to fire her.”
The university have launched this petition to show their support for Professor Keeanga-Yamahtta Taylor, which has already collected 2000+ signatures. You can join this campaign and stand up for justice by signing and sharing the statement too. Click here to add your voice.