A Statement from SGA President Jarvis Steele
To The Student Body of Georgia Southern University,
It has been brought to my attention that on July 19, 2018 messages surfaced that were inflammatory, hurtful and most importantly racist. These messages outlined an exchange between two students, one of which has been identified as a student athlete and official representative of Georgia Southern University.
I want to be clear, intentional and strong when I say, that this behavior is not tolerated by me. I am unwavering in my condemnation of these beliefs and quite frankly, appalled by the what was said.
As your elected representative it is my duty to constantly mimic the voice of the student body. I have not been exposed to any voices in the past 24 hours that would ever side with racism, nor have I been made aware that the voice of the students would be one that has sympathy toward it.
In my opinion, the line is clear. We are well past the days that disillusion and prejudice define who we are characteristically, intellectually or personally. If the ghosts of tomorrow are going to continue to haunt us, how are we ever going to usher in a culture of change? A culture of fellowship? Or an environment of understanding?
As your Student Government President I want to lead the charge of saying no to racism in all forms, in hopes that as we close the book on what was the old Georgia Southern, we can begin to write a new edition on what is our freshly consolidated, Georgia Southern.
With that being said I leave you with words of incite: “Yesterday is but today’s memory, and tomorrow is today’s dream.” Khalil Gibran.
Thank you for your ear and have a great day Eagle Nation.
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