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Statement Regarding Campus Climate and Covid-19 (Coronavirus)

With the rise of concerns about the COVID-19 virus, there have been increasing incidents of xenophobia and racism targeting Chinese and other Asian people worldwide, including at the University of Minnesota. Acts of exclusion, harassment, and hate speech do nothing to prevent viruses and other illnesses from spreading; instead, such actions simply impair our abilities to work together as a community at a crucial time. 
Erika Lee

The Politics of Distraction

Erika Lee, a professor of history and director of the Immigration History Research Center, is interviewed by PBS about recent comments made by President Trump. "...remarks by the president and the division that it has caused points to a much larger, deeper problem in the United States," she says.

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