For Immediate Release
November 20, 2019
Contact: Shaun Marie
GOVERNOR CUOMO SLAMS SYRACUSE UNIVERSITY;
IS SILENT ON SUNY BINGHAMTON
Brooklyn, NY — Governor Andrew Cuomo criticized Chancellor Syverud’s handling of recent racist incidents at Syracuse University, a private university. All incidents of racism should be investigated and should be handled within the purview of any crime committed and it appears that Syracuse University is investigating the incident.
We have to question, why has Governor Cuomo been silent regarding the problems at SUNY Binghamton, a state-run university? While, the incidents are not in any way equal, the right to free speech and assembly is guaranteed by the First Amendment. Some students attending SUNY Binghamton obviously do not agree and took matters into their own hands.
Both incidents are wrong, yet Governor Cuomo criticized one and was silent on the other. Why, Governor?
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