Statement about Weekend events at WCSU

November 4, 2019

This past weekend a despicable act of malice, racism and hate, filled our beautiful Western Connecticut State University campus disturbing the peace and fellowship of students, faculty, family and friends. I am pleased local police and federal agents are involved in this investigation and with the swift response by the university president in getting to the bottom of this shameful act.

As a life-long resident of Danbury with strong family roots, I can attest to the fact that our diversity is our strength. All of the contributions from many different ethnic backgrounds have played a role in our success and we must be vigilant against moving backward towards intolerance.

I strongly condemn the racist-filled flyers that were distributed across campus – that is not what I, the school or staff stands for and we must thoroughly investigate to find those responsible.

State Representative David Arconti (D-Danbury)

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