On December 5th, the House Education Committee held a hearing about antisemitism on college campuses. The chair of the committee, Virginia Foxx (R-VA), called the presidents of Harvard (Claudine Gay), MIT (Sally Kornbluth), and UPenn (Liz Magill) to testify on Capitol Hill regarding virulent Jew hatred and activities on their campuses. This issue has come to the world’s attention since October 7th, but as the public learned from sworn testimony, it has plagued American education for years and has been institutionalized.
As per Representative Elise Stefanik (R-NY), all three presidents refused to say whether “calling for the genocide of Jews” is bullying and harassment according to their respective schools’ codes of conduct.
Dr. Kornbluth said, concerning chants for the intifada, “[They] can be anti-semitic depending on the context.”
Magill, smiling, said, “If the speech turns into conduct, then it can be harassment. It is a context dependent decision.”
There has been “conduct.” So what will it take for UPenn to act? Literal gas chambers?
But back to the…
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