Congrats to the warriors of cancel culture that infect higher education today.
We write as faculty members of the University of Miami School of Law to address the recent public statements of Dan Ravicher, who currently teaches a University of Miami Law School practicum.
As the new United Black Students president for the 2020–2021 academic year, I feel it necessary to address black students specifically. We once again face a new threat that preliminary data is showing to disproportionately affect our communities.
I am writing to you about ways you can be proactive to keep yourself and fellow Canes safe and to remind you of some important resources available at UM.
I thought that the decision of this organization to not “honor” me meant I was not a good leader or a good student. However, this so-called failure was what sparked a source of enlightenment.
The entire purpose of the society was to honor Miccosukee culture and preserve it while honoring the greatest leaders and change-makers in our academic community. Calling the society’s traditions “exoticizing of native culture” and racist is a complete denial of concrete fact.
During our election time, I encourage you all to be open-minded, be willing to hear perspectives, and think critically about what is being said and why.