December 19, 2022
In 2022, we’ve experienced numerous bomb threats rooted in racism on college campuses. Earlier this year, we saw numerous HBCU campuses targeted, as well as the University of Utah and others. Today, we experienced yet another such threat against Tufts University. Today’s threat centered on a belief that Tufts was promoting an anti-white set of beliefs.
All of these efforts have focused on one overarching goal—dividing our campus communities and creating fear. These threats seek to pit us against each other based on race and beliefs. We simply cannot let these shameful and pathetic attempts to sow division stand. As we look toward 2023, NADOHE will be working with our partners in academe to find real solutions to this hate and intimidation, which is so often directed at Black students, faculty and staff. For resources on how to support students, faculty and staff as they work to shift culture, check out NADOHE's Framework for Advancing Anti-Racism Strategy on Campus.
The National Association of Diversity Officers in Higher Education (NADOHE) is the preeminent voice for chief diversity officers. As the leader of the national conversation on diversity, equity, and inclusion, it investigates, influences, and innovates to transform higher education so that inclusive excellence lives at its core.