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Stanford Issues Statement On Campus Intolerance And Immigration


Stanford University has spoken up against increased reports on hostile and hateful acts against people from different backgrounds and beliefs. This comes after more and more minority students are being attacked in campuses across the United States.

It was previously reported that the victory of Donald Trump at the 2016 U.S. election has caused a surge at the hostile acts being done against minorities in campuses. Students at Texas State University were greeted with fliers saying, "Time to organize tar and feather vigilante squads and go arrest and torture those deviant university leaders spouting off that diversity garbage."

The fliers were part of several incidents that suggest how Donald Trump's victory at the U.S. 2016 election has sparked backlash among the minority groups on campuses. Universities have been trying to pacify fears about the nation's future by organizing meetings and counseling sessions.

A Muslim woman at San Jose State University in California reported to the police that she was grabbed by her hijab and choked. Investigations are being made on the accusations.

Another student at the University of Michigan was threatened to be torched by an unknown man if she refused to take off her hijab. The woman complied and reported the threat to the Ann Arbor Police Department.

In its official website, Stanford issued a statement on campus climate and immigration. The school explained that being intolerant of others based on their background, identity or views is "antithetical" to their values. The institution also addressed the issue of the future of undocumented students on campus.

"To be clear, Stanford will continue to provide services and support to our students without regard to their immigration status," Stanford wrote. "The university supports the ability of undocumented students to continue their studies at Stanford and earn a degree."

Stanford also noted that it does not collect or share information about a student's immigration status. It does not disclose the ethnicity or religion of individual students as well.

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