Antisemitic speech, like all hate speech, is protected by the First Amendment.
But when you violate another person’s rights protected by the Constitution…you can no longer hide behind it.
Also, last time I checked, Harvard, UPenn, and MIT are not public schools. They are private schools.
Nowhere in Kornbluth’s supposed “clarification” does she even bother to single out the Jew haters who literally call for people to eliminate Jews and Israel.
Kornbluth’s statement is hogwash, empty of any substance.
[I suspect this won’t be the last word. MIT alumni have yet to weigh in substantially yet, but this declaration of confidence in Kornbluth after Tuesday’s despicable performance may prompt some pushback. So too may the hearings that House Republicans plan to hold as they investigate claims made by Kornbluth et all about their dedication to First Amendment principles on their campuses. That will turn very embarrassing very quickly, and even MIT can do the math on that. — Ed]
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