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Monday, October 03, 2011

Bir Zeit on the Hudson segregates Jews

Some of you may recall Bir Zeit on the Hudson Professor Joseph Massad, a 'Palestinian' born in Jordan, who was found to have harassed students who disagreed with him, and who was subsequently granted tenure at the university through the back door.

This all left the university with a little problem: How to keep students who disagreed with Massad out of his classes. How the university went about doing that is now going to be the subject of an investigation by the US Department of Education's Office of Civil Rights.
The OCR is investigating allegations that university faculty "steered" a Jewish student away from taking a class.
In January, the student got some troubling guidance from Barnard’s Middle East studies department chair. The young woman told the chair that she was interested in taking a course on the Arab world with Prof. Massad, who is notorious for his animosity towards Zionism. Massad, whether fairly or not, has been repeatedly accused of anti-Semitism. The chair looked at the young woman, whose Orthodox background is apparent in her modest attire. Then, as the student tells the story, the chair told her that she would not be “comfortable” in Massad’s class and that she should instead consider a course on Ancient Israel.
According to Professor Kenneth Marcus ... Columbia violated the Jewish student's civil rights under Title VI of the Civil Rights Acts of 1964 by deterring the student from taking the class.

By suggesting that a Jewish student may feel uncomfortable in Professor Massad's class, Columbia faculty are implicitly acknowledging allegations that Massad creates a hostile environment for Jewish and pro-Israel students. But instead of creating classroom environments where all student feel welcome, Columbia seems to think segregation of Jews might be the solution.
I think every Orthodox Jewish kid on campus should sign up for Massad's class. But since actually taking it would destroy their grade point averages, I'd suggest dropping out at the deadline.

What could go wrong?

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At 12:13 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Don't count on Justice Dept following through--remember when Obama's Justice Dept killed action against anti-whitey New Black Panther thug voting initimidation?

Well turns out that Barry Hussein Obama spoke at a rally for this race-baiting hate group!

Fight the man! Kill whitey! And now, a word from Barry. Amazing pictures:


At 12:55 AM, Blogger Sunlight said...

Justice Department? Forget it. There was a grand jury investigating corruption in Bill Richardson's New Mexico. The head of the legislature went to jail. However, the "Justice Department" blocked any results or indictments from the grand jury, and now the statute of limitations is starting to go by for some of the events. I will also watch for the "Justice Department" to shield Bill Richardson (an 8-year border governor) from any questions about Fast and Furious, an Obama-Administration-provided-guns-for-gangbangers program for Mexico and the U.S. that has resulted in hundreds, if not thousands of dead people on both sides of the border. No one in the Obama Administration will bother anybody trying to start eliminating Jews from the public square.

At 5:45 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

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