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Sunday, December 02, 2012

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.
This 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.
Inclusion had 'Jews need not apply.' Diversity was 'Seriously, no f******g Jews. Coloreds OK.' Love had 'Rophynol' - a misspelling of the date-rape drug rohypnol.


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.

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At 12:25 AM, Blogger Lydia McGrew said...

Actually, I think the satiric pamphlet is intended to protest the treatment of Jews as a non-protected minority. In other words, the actual elite clubs are more likely to discriminate against Jews than against other minorities.

At 1:03 AM, Blogger Empress Trudy said...

Burn their offices down. Seriously.

At 1:32 AM, Blogger Sunlight said...

What happened on a Dec 13@11:02? Does that ring a bell with anybody?


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