Stanford Against Hate
Through the COVID-19 pandemic, more attention and awareness has grown around long standing issues of oppression and injustice.
From police brutality and murder of Black Americans, to the increase of anti-Asian hate crimes, to the disproportionate impact of the pandemic on low-income Americans and those with chronic health concerns, inequity and injustice are evident across multiple dimensions of U.S. systems. From increased hatred and xenophobia towards immigrants of color, to erasure and dismissal of Native communities, to increasingly oppressive legislature targeting the LGBTQ+ community, to the rise of antisemitism and ongoing Islamophobia, it is clear that this injustice is not just spurred by COVID, but deeply rooted within U.S. culture and its institutions.
“Eliminating racial injustice on our campus, and helping eradicate it in our society, will require a rigorous, comprehensive and sustained effort. It will take the commitment of Stanford as an institution, starting with myself, the provost and our senior leadership, including all vice presidents, vice provosts and deans. But it will also require the dedication of every member of our community.”
- President Marc Tessier-Lavigne