Harvard: Professors’ portraits defaced in Law School racism row “Picture”

Harvard: Professors' portraits defaced in Law School racism row

Harvard University police are treating the discovery of strips of tape placed across photographs of black professors outside of a lecture hall as an act of hate, officials from the university said Thursday.

The tape was placed “over some faculty portraits” outside a lecture hall at the school’s Wasserstein Hall, Michelle Deakin, of Harvard’s media relations department, said in a statement to the Boston Globe.

In an email to the school’s law community, Dean Martha Minow said she was “saddened and angered” by the act. Minow also held a meeting with law students and staff to discuss Thursday’s startling discovery.

Students and other faculty members were very surprised and outraged to see the tape placed over the faces of the law professors.

“You see things like that and it hurts you,” Leland Shelton, president of the school’s Black Law Student Association, told the newspaper.

Police are looking into the matter at this time. They say the investigation is active and ongoing at this time.

Harvard: Professors' portraits defaced in Law School racism row

Harvard: Professors’ portraits defaced in Law School racism row

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