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Related to “Students United,” Legislature Passes Resolution Supporting Inclusion and Rejecting Hateful Threats Made Against County Residents

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Related to “Students United,” Legislature Passes Resolution Supporting Inclusion and Rejecting Hateful Threats Made Against County Residents

Tuesday, March 6, 2018

In response to “Students United’s” activism, and racially-based threats that student leaders and their families have received, the Legislature, without dissent (Legislator Glenn Morey was excused), approved a resolution, advanced by Legislator Leslyn McBean-Clairborne, that supports inclusion and rejects hateful threats made against Tompkins County residents, noting that “all acts of hatred, bigotry, and violence spread fear and run counter to the principles that we have always adhered to in Tompkins County.”  The Legislature

  • Applauds the leaders of Students United for standing on principle and raising awareness to the issue of equity and inclusion, thus educating and reminding school and community leaders of the existing problem;
  • Recognizes the Ithaca City School District for its decision to support a new student production, Hairspray, a play that confronts issues of racism and inclusion in our society;
  • Denounces the hate language and horrifying atrocities to which the student leaders and their families have been subjected; and
  • Sends a message that such actions will not be tolerated or accepted in this County, and that any and all resources available under law will be employed to repel such behaviors and protect the citizens of Tompkins County from any form of unspeakable hatred.