Hate Has No Place at MSU

March 18, 2021 - Mary Finn

Dear Spartans,

We in the College of Social Science at Michigan State University stand against persistent racism and xenophobia directed toward Asian Pacific Islander Desi Americans (APIDA) and Asian individuals and communities. We stand in support of our students, faculty, and staff in these marginalized groups. Their contributions to enriching our culture and advancing the mission of our university is appreciated and  celebrated.

The recent acts of violence in Atlanta, along with the intolerance directed toward APIDA communities  during the COVID 19-pandemic, has caused fear and harm. As MSU President Samuel Stanley said yesterday in a statement, hate has no place at MSU and we will not tolerate violence, bias, or discrimination. That these communities have been targets of hate diminishes us all.   

MSU has numerous resources available to report and respond to harmful acts of hate. 

There are many resources available to support efforts to cope and to heal. 

Supportive resources:

For those interested in learning more about APIDA and Asian communities at MSU:

It is core to our mission in the College of Social Science to create a better and more equitable world for all. Let’s do our part by learning more and being allies. Thank you for supporting us in this effort.


Mary Finn

Dean, College of Social Science