Harvard university elects black man as student body president for first time in 3 Centuries – Photo




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A black man, Noah Harris has made history at Harvard after being elected as President of the student body, for the first time in the school’s history.

“For it to come in a year of so many racial injustices George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, Ahmaud Arbery, and who were taken from our communities, it makes it that much of a statement,’ says Noah Harris.

Noah Harris, 20, is a junior in Dunster House and is majoring in government studies.

Mr Harris told CBS Boston that he does not shy away from identity of being a Black man from Mississippi.

“It was a historic election and for it to come in a year of so many racial injustices George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, Ahmaud Arbery, and who were taken from our communities, it makes it that much of a statement the part of Harvard and the student body,” Mr Harris, who is also a co-chair of the Undergraduate Council’s Black Caucus at the school, said.

He added that “it’s a message to the that we really have to be conscious about the decisions that we’re making, and how we’re standing all of our students of colour and making sure that their experience and just their livelihoods are as good as possible, when a like Harvard has so many resources.”

Mr Harris, along with vice president Jenny Gan, in their campaign pushed for proactive steps to issues like sexual assault and , while emphasising diversity and inclusion. “We will hold Harvard accountable for its commitment to anti-racism”, read their electoral plan.

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