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News & Notes: Photos of black professors at Harvard Law School defaced

Photos of black tenured professors at Harvard Law School were covered with black tape on Thursday morning, according to the Harvard Crimson.

This act, which was labeled by some studentsas a “hate crime” against black faculty, follows in the wake of protests on behalf of minority rights at the University of Missouri, Yale and, most recently, the University.


On Thursday afternoon, Harvard students, faculty and administrators participated in a community meeting to speak about the environment at the Law School.

Some students reported the Law School environment as being racist and unwelcoming, and criticized Law School Dean Martha Minow for not doing enough to support minority students. Others pointed out that the Law School has only nine tenured black faculty members, among 91 tenured professors in total.

Another group of Harvard students held protests on Thursday to express solidarity with anti-discrimination student activists at other colleges around the country.