Cleveland State University Statement in Response to Attacks Against the Asian, Pacific Islander, and Desi American (APIDA) Community
All of us that represent our CSU community are saddened by the tragic recent shootings in the Atlanta metro area and strongly condemn the spike of violence against Asian, Pacific Islander, and Desi Americans (APIDA) since the start of the Covid-19 pandemic. We stand in solidarity with the APIDA community, and with all persons who are the victims of racism and hate crimes.
We stand against racism of any kind. As we mourn the loss of innocent lives in the horrific shooting in Atlanta, we want to reaffirm our commitment to creating a welcoming community of inclusion, and our recognition of the dignity, humanity and personhood of all members of the CSU community and beyond, with acceptance and respect for our differences in racial, political, or other social identities.
As we move forward as a community, we will continue to take great pride in our diversity and inclusiveness and will continue to support all students, faculty and staff to build a better and stronger university.
Harlan M. Sands
PRESIDENT, CLEVELAND STATE UNIVERSITY
Robert A. Krebs
PRESIDENT, UNIVERSITY FACULTY SENATE