Senator Haywood Highlights Harassment of Black Students at PASSHE Schools, Questions Chancellor in Senate Hearing

During a hearing of the Senate Education Committee, Senator Art Haywood shared stories he had learned from Black students at the PA State System of Higher Education (PASSHE) universities and blasted PASSHE Chancellor Dan Greenstein about his mishandling of these issues.

Chancellor Greenstein presented to a joint hearing of the Senate Education and Appropriations Committee on his proposal to redesign the State System – but Senator Haywood and others were deeply concerned about the harassment of students of color in recent years. While the System has hired a new Vice Chancellor for diversity, Senator Haywood does not believe it goes far enough.

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Sen. Art Haywood has received numerous accounts of racist incidents faced by Black students at the PA State System of Higher Education universities. In an effort to make those that run the PSSHE aware of these problems, Sen. Haywood is collecting personal stories from students that have faced racist and bigoted incidents. Please fill out the form below and describe any and all racist experiences you faced on campus in Pennsylvania.

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