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Apology From George Washington University President Thomas LeBlanc

February 02, 2020

Yesterday, in a conversation with a student, I attempted to emphasize a point and used an insensitive example that I realize could be hurtful to members of our community.  I deeply apologize for using that example. The point I was making—that majority rule should never suppress the human rights of others  —was obscured by the example I used.  I regret my choice of words and any harm I unintentionally inflicted on a community I value greatly.