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Nazareth College students stage protest over racism



Pittsford, New York — On Saturday morning Nazareth College students held a campus protest over what they call “racism and a lack of diversity” at the school.

This comes as a response to faculty members who left the college under what students claim was “mysterious conditions”. According to the students, professors who departed supported students of color.

Organizers of the justice event also claimed that diversity courses are being removed from the school’s curriculum.

According to Nazareth students, those who left the school deserve to be represented properly.

“They’ve either been pushed out or they didn’t feel valued here so they chose to leave,” an attending student said. “One staff member specifically who supported students and she’s being targeted, that’s the catalyst for us moving today.”

President Beth Paul issued the following statement regarding the student protest Saturday:

“We are keenly aware of the realities of racism and are proactive in working at our commitment to create an anti-racist community. We support our students’ activism and take their concerns seriously. Moreover, we encourage their advocacy and participation in the process of change. The College leadership will be having a previously planned meeting with students on Monday to listen to their concerns.”