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Statement from President Young


February 16, 2016

In the aftermath of the disturbing racist incident that occurred on our campus last week, I believe that our swift action and ongoing efforts to address this matter make it abundantly clear that racism and hate speech have absolutely no place at Texas A&M.

Also, I am extremely proud and inspired about the enormous letter-writing initiative our students have undertaken to reach out personally to the young students who experienced racial slurs while visiting our campus. This initiative by our thoughtful students is yet another example of how Aggies exemplify our core values. I could not be prouder of our concerned and thoughtful students, as well as the numerous faculty, staff and former students who have reached out to me offering support.

I encourage all students, faculty and staff to support the student-led initiative and demonstrate in a meaningful way that, as Aggies, we regret the pain and hurt feelings this incident may have caused these young students.

Michael K. Young
Texas A&M University