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Pima Community College condemns recent anti-Semitic attacks on Tucson’s Jewish community

Statement from the Chancellor

Dear Colleagues,

Pima Community College condemns recent anti-Semitic attacks on Tucson’s Jewish community. These despicable crimes -- and the spate of acts of racial, ethnic or religious hatred occurring across the U.S. with disturbing frequency -- violate the good and decency in all of us.

We stand in solidarity with the Jewish community of Pima County as we reflect on the words of  Albert Einstein: “The world is dangerous not because of people who do evil things but because of those who look on and do nothing.”

As such, we applaud the formation of a new coalition of religious, ethnic and race-based organizations and offer our support.

We also will amplify our efforts to reach deeper into our communities, making a difference beyond our classrooms by extending a warm hand of friendship.

At 40,000 strong, Pima Community College decries the ignorance and intolerance that tears at our community.  Sadly, we know it often is easier to hate than to think. Our essential response, then, is to do what we do best -- impart knowledge and open our learners’ eyes to understanding and respect.

Pima remains resolute in our support of our Jewish students, colleagues, friends and neighbors today and always. 

- Lee Lambert, Chancellor

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