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Kanye West’s Honoris Causa Doctorate Withdrawn After His Anti-Semitic Comments

Kanye West.

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Many are the consequences that the rappers Kanye West for the anti-Semitic comments he has made since last month; now, The School of the Art Institute of Chicago (SAIC) has withdrawn the Honoris Causa Doctorate it awarded him in May 2015.

After West’s appearance on the show Alex Jones December 1 the institute’s students made a formal online petition to have the title removed from the artistso days later a letter was formally issued explaining how they reached that decision.

Elissa Tennypresident of the SAICstated in the document: “After hearing from many of you and consulting with the Board of Governors, the honorary title bestowed on Kanye West has been rescinded. The School of the Art Institute of Chicago condemns and repudiates the anti-Semitic, racist and dangerous statements by Kanye West (now known as Ye), particularly those directed at the African-American and Jewish communities. Ye’s actions do not align with SAIC’s mission and values, and we have withdrawn his honorary title.”

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