Joint Statement of Peter Salovey, President and Chris Argyris Professor of Psychology; and Jonathan Holloway, Professor and Chairman of African American Studies, Professor of History and American Studies

New Haven, CT 
Friday, October 11, 2013

Graffiti with the wording “Race War Now” was discovered on Thursday afternoon in a restroom in the African American Studies department on Wall Street. The Yale Police Department was notified and is conducting an investigation. The Yale Facilities Department removed the offending graffiti.

The sentiment expressed is repugnant, and antithetical to our university’s values and beliefs. As we look forward to an inauguration weekend that celebrates all of Yale in its great diversity, we must be mindful of the fact that to threaten or demean even one member of our community threatens and demeans all of us.

Anyone with knowledge of this incident is encouraged to call the Yale Police Department at 203-432-4400.