Harvard: Jews need not apply
Harvard students woke up Friday morning to
find the flyer pictured above
under their doors. In case you can't read it... (Hat Tip: MFS - The Other News
A sealed envelope contained a flyer
inviting undergraduates to 'Harvard’s Newest Final Club' - one of the
university's 14 exclusive single-sex social groups.
new organization claimed to be called the Pigeon - two of the all-male
clubs, the Owl and the Phoenix, are named after birds. It proclaimed a
motto of 'Inclusion, Diversity, Love'. But each word was footnoted.
had 'Jews need not apply.' Diversity was 'Seriously, no f******g Jews.
Coloreds OK.' Love had 'Rophynol' - a misspelling of the date-rape drug
Harvard Dean of Students Evelynn M.
Hammonds reacted to the pamphlets by saying: 'I find these flyers
offensive. They are not a reflection of the values of our community.
'Even if intended as satirical in
nature, they are hurtful and offensive to many students, faculty and
staff, and do not demonstrate the level of thoughtfulness and respect we
expect at Harvard when engaging difficult issues within our community.'
I wonder what the reaction would have been if the flyer had said 'Muslims need not apply.' I suspect that we would have had a much harsher reaction from the Dean of Students with a lot of threats of expulsion from school.
Labels: anti-Semitism, Harvard University