Occidental College – Statement of Support

We, the Coalition at Occidental for Diversity and Equity, stand in solidarity with the students of Harvard Law School in Belinda Hall. Issues of exclusion, discrimination and racism plague every aspect of our schooling system from preschool to elite institutions of higher education. We stand with law students fighting for the perspectives, narratives and voices of people of color to be taught and elevated in the birthplace of Critical Race Theory. Both Harvard Law School and Occidental College claim to have helped shape our nation’s first black president; yet today, both fail to meet the needs of students of color while constantly profiting from the ‘diversity’ we provide. It is time our institutions begin to prioritize our needs, instead of ignoring our claims.

Coalition at Occidental for Diversity and Equity

Occidental College