|Harvey Weinstein receives the W.E.B. Du Bois medal in 2014|
The Executive Committee of the Hutchins Center for African and African American Research, a group of five professors that unanimously voted to award Weinstein the medal three years ago, voted Tuesday night to rescind the medal.
“We have voted unanimously to rescind the Du Bois Medal awarded to Mr. Weinstein in 2014. We stand with the women who have courageously come forward to fight for themselves and indeed for all of those who have experienced similar abuse,” the group wrote in a statement.
The Du Bois medal is Harvard’s highest honor for contributions to African and African-American culture. Previous winners include Oprah Winfrey, Muhammad Ali, and Maya Angelou.
(via The Crimson)