Thursday, October 19, 2017

Harvard African-American Group Throws Harvey Weinstein Under the Bus

Harvey Weinstein receives the W.E.B. Du Bois medal in 2014
Harvard will rescind the 2014 W.E.B Du Bois medal awarded to Harvey Weinstein.

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)


  1. Du Bois was a commie. This is like caring who got the Nobel peace prize - typically commies, too.

  2. Maybe give him an MLK medal instead.

  3. I'm beginning to feel bad for Weinstein. Not that he doesn't deserve what he's getting. But there must be so many others who have done the same and worse, that nothing is happening to. When are they going to start outing the child predators?