In the wake of ongoing bomb threats at multiple Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) in our region and across the country, TAAAC President Russell Leone issued the following statement:
Students at every level deserve to feel safe when they enter their school buildings or enroll in institutions of higher education. Regardless of race, class, or zip code, every member of a school community should have the opportunity to have a healthy, productive learning environment.
However, in the two days leading up to Black History month, we have seen attacks on Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) that threaten our students. Our academic communities face a crisis that harms Black education and hinders our collective ability to support all students.
There is no place for hate in our schools. We must work together to prevent physical and emotional violence against our communities. If we do not take action now, at individual schools, district-wide, and across our region, these tragedies will continue.