What a world we are living in right now. More than 100 Harvard professors are upset that University President Claudine Gay sent out a message denouncing antisemitism on campus.
The professors think she made her statement as she bowed to wealthy donors and alumni. They think this is an infringement on the free speech of students. You can’t make this stuff up.
“As Harvard faculty, we have been astonished by the pressure from donors, alumni and even some on this campus to silence faculty, students and staff critical of the actions of the State of Israel,” the open letter reads.
“It is important to acknowledge the patronizing tone and format of much of the criticism you have received, as well as the outright racism contained in some of it.”
The letter went on to urge university officials to “affirm its commitment to the freedom of thought, inquiry and expression in light of the extraordinary pressure being brought to bear upon critics of the State of Israel and advocates of the Palestinian people.”
“There must … be room on a university campus for debate about the actions of states, including of the State of Israel,” it said.
That is quite a flex….
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