Support for Black Students at Lewis & Clark College
To Black Students at Lewis & Clark College:
We the undersigned faculty and staff at Lewis & Clark College want to express our support in light of the recent threats on Yik Yak to black students. The messages were direct and targeted racist threats against black students and therefore constitute criminal harassment and intimidation. This is not a case of free speech, which we support.
We understand that the College has contacted the Portland Police and we hope that the author of the messages will be identified and be held accountable. In the meantime, we would like to offer our support. We stand with you against all forms of harassment and racism on campus.