President Charles L. Flynn, Jr., Issues Statement on the Debate on Legacy Symbols of Racism and Injustice

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Riverdale, N.Y. – November 23, 2015 – College of Mount Saint Vincent President Charles L. Flynn, Jr., has called on Mount Saint Vincent students, faculty, and staff to thoughtfully and actively participate in the national discussion regarding legacy symbols of racism and injustice.

In a statement to the College community, President Flynn said the “debates call us to reexamine both our country’s fundamental ideal of equality and our original sin of genocide, slavery, and bigotry.” He also said that “Mount Saint Vincent and other institutions in the Catholic tradition, we must forever examine and seek to understand the complex history of the Church and the Biblical case for slavery as well as the redemptive call to find strength in the equality of love.” 

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