Posted on October 5, 2016

E-mail Urges Harvard Students to Counter ‘White Genocide,’ Support Trump

Laura Krantz, The Boston Globe, October 4, 2016

Some Harvard undergraduates received an e-mail Sunday urging them to fight “white genocide” by voting for Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump.

The e-mail, first reported by the Harvard Crimson, was not sent to the entire undergraduate body, but recipients included presidents of the undergraduate Democrat and Republican clubs. Its subject line was “Fight White Genocide — Vote Trump!”


The e-mail said the group believes that Trump understands “ ‘Diversity’ means chasing down the last White person.”

Harvard’s undergraduate dean called for a police investigation, the Crimson reported.

Harvard spokesman David Cameron said the college is offering support to any student who might have been troubled by the e-mail. Campus police are not investigating because, he said, no crime occurred.


Declan Garvey, president of the undergraduate Republican club, called the content of the e-mail “repulsive and hateful.”

“It’s sad that people with those beliefs are able to latch onto our party’s nominee,” he said in an e-mail. But, he said, the dean’s call for a police investigation into the matter was “rather excessive.”