Carol Folt Issues New Statement

Carol Folt just sent out this message to students/alumni:

USC Office of the PresidentMay 31, 2020


Dear Trojan Community,

I write today, hoping you and your families are well and safe, yet knowing that many of you are not; your hearts are aching, and you are searching for answers, actions, and hope. The horrific deaths of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, Ahmaud Arbery and so many others, together with the demonstrations and unrest sweeping our nation are tearing at us all.  

These violent acts come at a time when our world has already been profoundly disrupted by COVID-19. And many of those hit the hardest are people of color, particularly African Americans – the very same people in communities already burdened by a history of prejudice, poverty, and especially racism.  

Many of you have told me that you are feeling sad, angry, desperate and despairing as you face such grave injustices and the escalation of tensions, and you are trying to find a way forward.

It weighs heavily on all of us. But we are Trojans, united as a university dedicated to the fundamental principles of equality and inclusion, education, and discovery for the good of humanity. We can make a positive difference, as we have for more than 100 years.

I don’t have the answers today, but we will continue to seek them together. I know that we can effect change – in our community, our city, and our nation. Now, more than ever, we need to rely on each other and help each other and our neighbors through these times. We are a community strengthened by the diversity that you bring – we are the students who want to change the world, the faculty dedicated to inspiring young leaders, the staff who keep the university running, the healthcare workers on the front lines, the social workers, the business leaders, the community organizers, the creators, entrepreneurs, teachers, and scholars our nation needs, and so much more. We must be there to support our communities. And, we know we can.

This moment is our call to action. It will be challenging to confront directly issues like racism in our community, but we must. We have started discussions with our student, faculty, staff, and alumni organizations, our civic leaders and our neighbors in the community. We recognize the need for continued conversations around policing, and our chief of the USC Department of Public Safety will be partnering with our campus and broader community to find collective answers to persistent inequities. We will engage you to break down silos that separate us, encourage thoughtful debate, and protect the dignity of every individual in our community. Together, we will stand for justice and embrace a culture of respect for all.

With respect and admiration,Carol Folt signatureCarol L. Folt
President

22 thoughts on “Carol Folt Issues New Statement

    1. Enough of the liberal rhetoric Ms. Folt. We need to open up the university again. The charade is over. Back to the classroom for students and professors. Back to life as normal we all know this whole year has been a giant farce perpetrated by the left. Open up or get the hell out.

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      1. I’m afraid every passing day provides Folt and Helton a new opportunity to prove they’re worse than we thought they were…..
        #CiphersWouldBeAStepUp….

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  1. I couldn’t help noticing that President Folt forgot to mention Federal Law Enforcement Officer (and brother of Lancaster City Councilwoman, Angela Underwood Jacobs), Patrick Underwood — shot to death while on duty in Oakland. I guess she was in a hurry.
    #Folt:”Patrick’sIncludedInThe’SoManyOthers’PartOfMySentence”..

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    1. Just a dead piggy. No loss. They’re nothing but gang bangers with badges. Hope we read about another one or two going down! Always nice seeing karma come around. I realize the ignorant masses still think they’re the good guys. But some of us are more informed.

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      1. BTW, she didn’t mention Ken French either, gunned down at Costco last year by LAPD gang member, Salvador Sanchez, who also wounded Ken’s 60+ year old parents. They were all TWENTY FEET AWAY and not advancing when that pig opened fire. No reason for him to do it and he was never charged. Any one of us would have been behind bars that night and still behind bars today!

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      2. Topix you are far from being informed. We all know you are currently looting with the other thugs and animals……

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      3. I know this is a waste of time…but….
        A little history lesson concerning my homeland —after the socialists completely fucked up the Italian economy, the fascists came along and fucked things up even worse….then the allies kicked the fascists out and the communists came along and started saying stuff like “let’s round up all the people that worked in the fascist system —the clerks, the couriers, the wives & families of soldiers —and kill them all.” After almost 30 years of non stop violence, Alicide De Gasperi (considered founding father of the European Union) said “here’s a new idea —sympathy for all classes. No more killing.”
        #ThinkAboutIt

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      4. Nope, Jagger, but thanks for showing your ignorance. Also, for giving me another chance to say how much I look forward to reading about another dead pig or three. Karma.

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      5. Topix – as more law enforcement people “go down”, as you say, mistrust grows even more, and we will see a spiraling of deaths of both the public and cops.

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  2. It’s more likely that a looter like yourself will be exterminated by a business owner. Now that’s karma bitch!!!

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  3. TT
    “Nope, Jagger, but thanks for showing your ignorance. Also, for giving me another chance to say how much I look forward to reading about another dead pig or three. Karma.”

    TT, there are few words in the English language that convey how repulsive you are. You are one sorry son of a bitch.

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    1. Cops deserve to get what they give, C75. But I guess you & Jagoff are too stupid to understand the cause & effect nature of it all.

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      1. Topix, you are what you are, a big pussy that acts like a tough guy behind your laptop. You would never approach a police officer and run your mouth…..

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      2. Jagoff, you don’t know shyt. If anyone’s a pussy it’s you, cuz you obviously feel a need to defend and more than likely idolize those gang bangers with the badges. Your boyfriend wear a uniform? You waiting to get him off tonight when he gets off his shift? LOL

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      1. Michael, yes indeed. And BTW, as I am sure you know, the south of Italy to this day suffers from all of the awful governance in that region over the years that you identified. Such a shame.

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  4. Topix, you should have at least completed the 8th grade. I wish you nothing but the best as you go shopping in Long Beach and Santa Monica……

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