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August 6, 2019

Executive Committee Statement on Confronting White Nationalism

White nationalists have been emboldened by the racist and xenophobic demagoguery emanating from within and beyond the White House. The Executive Committee of the American Studies Association stands in support of all who have been targeted and affected by white supremacist terrorism. Reasserting our commitment to a culture of freedom, solidarity, and justice, we urge our colleagues to seek effective, collective ways to work with those who are most vulnerable to violence and intimidation.

We denounce both the recent wave of white supremacist terrorism and those persons in leadership who refuse to take effective measures to stop it. At this ...(Read more)

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