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Hate Crime Incident at TC

NYPD's Hate Crimes Task Force are investigating a hangman's noose was discovered on the office door of an African American faculty member.

 To the TC Community:

As most of you know, the police were here yesterday morning because a hangman's noose was discovered on the office door of one of our African American faculty members. The incident has been reported to the New York City Police Department (Detectives Bureau of Manhattan) and is under active investigation by the Hate Crimes Task Force.

Today at 3:30, in the  Cowin Conference Center, we will hold a town meeting to discuss the issues and feelings raised by this incident. The meeting is open to all members of the TC community. It is closed to the media and people who are not affiliated with TC.

The TC community and I deplore this hateful act, which violates every Teachers College and societal norm.

Again, anyone who has any information about this incident is urged to immediately contact (anonymously or otherwise) any of the following:   

The 26th Precinct Detective Squad (212 678-1351);

Crime stoppers (1 800 577-TIPS);

John DeAngelis, Chief of Public Safety (212 678-4180);

Janice Robinson, TC General Counsel and Executive Director, President’s Office of Diversity and Community (212 678-3732).


Susan Fuhrman 
Teachers College  

Published Wednesday, Oct. 10, 2007