Harvard University students received flyers from a fictional “Harvard’s Newest Final Club” explicitly stating that Jews should not apply but “coloreds” are welcome to do so.
The flyer invited students to an introductory club event, listing three virtues: “inclusion,” with the footnote of “Jews need not apply”; “diversity,” followed by the words “Seriously, no f*ing Jews. Coloreds OK”; and “Love,” which directed students to the word “Rophynol,” a misspelled version of the so-called “date rape” drug rohypnol, according to the Harvard Crimson.
Although some at the Ivy League university in Cambridge, Mass., believe the flyers were intended as a satire of Harvard’s exclusively male “final clubs,” many condemned their language.
“As Dean of the College, and as an educator, I find these flyers offensive,” the dean of Harvard College, Evelynn M. Hammonds, said in a statement. “Even if intended as satirical in nature, they are hurtful and offensive to many students, faculty and staff, and do not demonstrate the level of thoughtfulness and respect we expect at Harvard when engaging difficult issues within our community,”