On May 3, 2022, FAIR Legal sent a letter to the Dean of the Faculty of Medicine at Harvard University. On its website, Harvard suggests it has an interest in hosting “conversations where Harvard community members can connect with others who share their identities”. FAIR is skeptical that a university that actively seeks diversity and to intellectually challenge its community has a compelling interest in dividing them by their personal identities for discussion. FAIR’s letter to the University expressed hope that going forward, Harvard will hold conversation spaces (and other events) where all are welcome, regardless of their immutable traits. Such openness will help promote understanding, tolerance, and a sense of shared belonging within our universities, and help the University operate within the boundaries of Civil Rights protections.
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