Apology from GW President Thomas LeBlanc

President apologizes for insensitive example used in conversation with student.

February 2, 2020

Yesterday, in a conversation with a student, I attempted to emphasize a point and used an insensitive example that I realize could be hurtful to members of our community.  I deeply apologize for using that example. The point I was making—that majority rule should never suppress the human rights of others—was obscured by the example I used.  I regret my choice of words and any harm I unintentionally inflicted on a community I value greatly.


Thomas LeBlanc