Williamstown’s DIRE Committee: Hate Letter Adds Fuel to Our Fire
The chair of the Williamstown's Diversity Inclusion and Racial Equity Committee Monday had a simple message to the person who sent an anonymous, threatening letter to a member of the Williams College community.
"You're adding fuel to our fire," Mohammed Memfis said.
Memfis, a Williams student, took a few minutes at the start of DIRE's twice-monthly meeting to react to last month's announcement by college President Maud Mandel that an unnamed member of the college community received a letter at their home threatening them based on their race and sexual orientation.
Select Board Chair Jane Patton, who also serves on DIRE, last week condemned the letter, which is being investigated by college security and the Williamstown Police Department.
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