April 12, 2019
Earlier this semester, leaders at the University of Pittsburgh-Bradford learned of a video posted by a member of their campus community. This video contains a racially offensive message that runs contrary to our deeply held values. And, while bigoted and hurtful speech on a public university campus may be protected by free speech per our constitution, we at the University of Pittsburgh are compelled to call this content what it is: egregious, hurtful and wrong.
Pitt-Bradford has investigated this issue and—though privacy concerns limit their public response—we want to reiterate that the University of Pittsburgh is dedicated to creating an open and inclusive environment across our five-campus system. Today and every day, we continue the difficult work of realizing this vision, and we will hold all of our community members to the highest standards of integrity, consideration and respect.
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