Statement From Attorney General James On The Ethical Culture Fieldston School 

NEW YORK – In response to the student protests at Ethical Culture Fieldston School stemming from the lack of administrative acknowledgment of racial incidents and concerns, Attorney General Letitia James released the following statement: 

“Students in this state and around the country often learn about the importance of activism, civil rights, and social justice in their textbook, but rarely do they have the opportunity to live it. The students of the Ethical Culture Fieldston School have been immensely brave, steadfast, and effective in their attempts to right the systematic wrongs they’ve experienced while receiving their education. Racism in our schools should not be tolerated on any level, in any capacity, and  I commend the Fieldston students for working to make their institution a more welcome, inclusive place for all.”