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February 10, 2020

Joint Statement on Department of Education Office for Civil Rights Investigations into NYU and UCLA

Joint Statement on Department of Education Office for Civil Rights Investigations into NYU and UCLA

The American Studies Association joins the Middle East Studies Association and six other sister associations of the American Council of Learned Societies in deep concern over the continued politicization of the Department of Education's Office for Civil Rights and the threat that its ongoing investigations into New York University and the University of California, Los Angeles represents to academic freedom. Political speech is and must remain constitutionally protected in the United States, and should not be conflated with bigotry for partisan political purposes. ...(Read more)

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