Last week, many of us met to discuss the anti-Semetic remarks posted on the Konfessions page. The result was a statement written by Arik Mendelevitz and supported by the signatories. Here it is:
In response to the recent antisemitic remarks made on the Konfessions Facebook page, we as members of the Kalamazoo College community stand in solidarity against any sort of antisemitism or other discriminatory actions. On a campus that values inclusion, pluralism, and civility, antisemitism is, and will always be, wholly unacceptable and will not be tolerated, along with all other forms of prejudice and discrimination. We are confident that our peers believe that antisemitism has no place at Kalamazoo College and that it should be opposed at every turn. To best reinforce this, we ask you to include antisemitism in your discussions of discrimination and to stamp it out wherever you may see it rear its ugly head. No group should be left out of the discussion. We have come a long way, but there is still much more work ahead of us.
Arik Mendelevitz, Jewish Student Organization President, Valerie Alagon, Cory Gyulveszi, Caroline Sulich, Kenlana Ferguson, Sarah Westfall, Jingcan Zhu, Marquise Griffin, Sydney Troost, Lia Williams, Hannah Berger, Alyce Guenther, Claudia Greening, Sara Babcock, Yajaera Ramierz, Sam Rood, Lauren Zehnder, Jeffrey Haus, Liz Candido, Kenneth Weiss, and Emily Levy.