No degree for Al
Apr 16, 2019 | 1572 views | 0 0 comments | 109 109 recommendations | email to a friend | print
Dear Editor,

As a CUNY graduate (Queens College, 1962), I'm appalled by Medgar Evers College's proposal to grant an honorary doctorate to Reverend Al Sharpton.

The Medgar Evers campus is located in Crown Heights, where Sharpton

had a hand in igniting anti-Semitic violence in 199l after a black child was

killed by a Jewish driver.

Since then, Shady Sharpton has transformed himself into a non-profit profiteer. Granting him an an honorary degree is like putting R. Kelly in charge the #MeToo

movement.

CUNY's board must not let this happen. I hope other CUNY alums, faculty and students join my protest.

Sincerely,

Richard Reif

Kew Gardens Hills
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