Ethnic Extermination

Fall
1992
Resolution Number: 
03.01
Assigned to : 
Category: 
Diversity and Equity
Status: 
Assigned

Whereas the Academic Senate for California Community Colleges is part of the worldwide community, and

Whereas news developments reveal the presence of ethnic cleansing and detention camps in the communities of Bosnia-Herzegovina, and

Whereas news reports of the destruction of villages, executions and indiscriminate killings continue, and

Whereas reports of human torture, mutilation, rape, and overall human agony continue, and

Whereas Belgrade's policy of ethnic cleansing - ethnic extermination (cesenje) is intensifying, and

Whereas history has taught us the consequences of ignoring such crimes against humanity, and

Whereas (in the words of statesperson Edmund Burke) "The only thing necessary for evil to flourish is for good men to do nothing,"


Resolved that the Academic Senate for California Community Colleges strongly denounce the human abuses and practice of ethnic extermination occurring in Bosnia-Herzegovina, and

Resolved that the Academic Senate for California Community Colleges call for an overall awareness and discussion of the issue of ethnic extermination occurring in Bosnia-Herzegovina, and

Resolved that the Academic Senate for California Community Colleges urge the local, state, and national leadership to initiate and support efforts world-wide aimed at the immediate termination of such atrocities.