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Statement on Acts of Violence and Intolerance

I am devastated to learn about the shootings in Atlanta that left eight people dead. This senseless act of violence is appalling, and cannot be tolerated in today’s society. The violence and racism against Asians, Asian Americans, and Pacific Islanders, which is increasing at an alarming rate, is unacceptable. Since the beginning of the Coronavirus/COVID-19 pandemic last spring, Asians have been unfairly targeted and subjected to unspeakable crimes and acts of cruelty. Too many people in our country have lost their lives because of their race, ethnicity, nationality, or faith. Enough is enough. This appalling behavior must end; we must all come together as a society to support one another and help each other achieve greatness.

Quinsigamond Community College denounces all forms of hatred, such as racism, sexism, xenophobia, religious discrimination and intolerance of any type. We are proud of the diversity of our students, faculty and staff who make QCC the dynamic and inclusive institution of higher learning that it is.

We stand with our Asian, Asian American, and Pacific Islander students, friends, and colleagues. We will continue to provide a safe and caring place in which our students, faculty and staff can work and learn. We will continue to work with our community to ensure that everyone is welcomed and treated with dignity and respect. And we will continue to provide opportunities to become the best versions of ourselves.