Passed unanimously, 4/12/16
Whereas, the campus community at the University of Massachusetts Amherst has suffered cowardly acts of racism and intolerance, most recently the Islamophobic message painted on the Fine Arts Center; and
Whereas, racist, sexist, anti-immigrant, and anti-Muslim rhetoric has become increasingly prevalent; and
Whereas, we recognize that this rhetoric and these hateful messages serve to harm or intimidate us or many of our brothers, sisters, co-workers, and students with whom we share not only this campus but this world; and
Whereas, it is our duty and obligation to come together collectively to defend the members of this bargaining unit from discrimination based on race, religion, creed, color, national origin, sex, age, veteran status, sexual orientation, marital status, and mental or physical disability;
Therefore, we condemn this most recent graffiti and all other acts of racism, intolerance, or discrimination and pledge to the best of our ability to support and protect those in our ranks and on campus from such abuses.