“I support abolishing the box at NYU because the box itself represents an attempt to place yet another limit on individuals whose life choices have already been restricted by centuries of discriminatory practices and differential treatment that has relegated them to second class citizenship. My support for removing the box is based on my pursuit of fairness, equity and decency and all of the ideals and principles that these notions represent. Lastly, I support it because education is the only succession plan that will insure that we prepare future leaders to assume positions of responsibility and promote standards of excellence that keep us in the forefront of global leadership. I fully support removing the box, because doing so, will move us all closer to achieving human justice in America and all over the world.”