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  • ‘This Has to Stop’: Harvard Set to Consider Institutional Neutrality

    02/23/2024 7:45:38 PM PST · by DoodleBob · 23 replies
    The Crimson ^ | February 21, 2024 | BY TILLY R. ROBINSON AND NEIL H. SHAH
    Interim Harvard President Alan M. Garber ’76 is expected to announce a working group that will consider a policy of institutional neutrality, a move that comes just months after the University became embroiled in controversy over its response to Hamas’ Oct. 7 attack on Israel.A formal stance of neutrality, in which Harvard would refrain from making political statements as an institution, would be a marked shift from the University’s current approach to politics. It would also, in theory, help the University avoid the pressure it’s faced in the past to take political positions on contentious issues — such as the...
  • Chair of Harvard University History Department Belongs to Group Behind Grotesque Anti-Semitic Cartoon

    02/20/2024 6:51:08 PM PST · by george76 · 15 replies
    Washington Free Beacon ^ | February 20, 2024 | Jessica Costescu
    Sidney Chalhoub pledged to support 'Palestinian liberation' as part of Harvard Faculty and Staff for Justice in Palestine ... The chairman of Harvard University's history department is a member of a faculty group, Harvard Faculty and Staff for Justice in Palestine, that posted an anti-Semitic cartoon over the holiday weekend depicting a hand emblazoned with the Star of David holding a noose around the necks of one black man and one Arab man. In the background, a black arm swings a machete scrawled with the phrase, "liberation movement." The image was posted alongside a message from the faculty group arguing...
  • Harvard professor published study finding no racial bias in police shootings, then needed police protection as 'all hell broke loose'

    02/20/2024 4:34:55 PM PST · by Twotone · 22 replies
    The Blaze ^ | February 17, 2024 | Paul Sacca
    A Harvard professor published a study that found no evidence of racial bias in police shootings – then "all hell broke loose," and he needed police protection. In 2016, Harvard Economics Professor Roland Fryer published a study to explore racial differences in the use of force by police. The study examined racial differences in non-lethal uses of force, such as "putting hands on civilians (which includes slapping or grabbing) or pushing individuals into a wall or onto the ground." The study found that Hispanics are more than 50% more likely to have an interaction with police that involves any use...
  • I Agree With Cornel West [Palestinian Huaman Rights]

    08/01/2016 4:53:42 AM PDT · by SJackson · 11 replies
    Algemeiner ^ | 7-28-16 | Stephen M. Flatow
    JNS.org – I agree with Cornel West. I never thought I would find myself writing those words. West, a leading African-American author and intellectual, is a vicious critic of Israel. He supports the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) movement. He says Israel’s leaders are “war criminals.” In a speech at Princeton last year, he made the wildly absurd claim that the Israelis “are killing hundreds [of Palestinians] daily.” But even a broken clock gives the right time twice a day, so on the rare occasion that West utters words of truth about the Palestinians or Israel, I must acknowledge that....
  • Cornel West traces US unrest to Obama failures: 'Black faces in high places' couldn't deliver

    05/29/2020 11:32:44 PM PDT · by knighthawk · 13 replies
    Fox News ^ | May 29 2020 | Joseph A. Wulfsohn
    Harvard philosophy professor Dr. Cornel West weighed in on the ongoing protests in reaction to George Floyd's death in police custody -- and the violence and destruction that have taken place in cities across the U.S. over the past several days. West noted that "black faces in high places" were not able to create needed change because they succumbed to the "capitalist economy" and "militarized nation-state." "The Black Lives Matter movement emerged under a black president, black attorney general, and black homeland security and they couldn't deliver," West said about the Obama administration during a CNN interview Friday night.
  • Bernie Sanders Supporter Cornel West Backs ‘Legitimate Forms Of Violence

    04/08/2016 9:12:41 AM PDT · by rktman · 17 replies
    breitbart.com ^ | 4/8/2016 | Lee Stranahan
    Sen. Bernie Sanders endorser and black radical Professor Cornel West explicitly advocated “violence that must flow from below” in a seldom seen video released in January 2015. The comments came in an address to a French institute dedicated to the work of writer Frantz Fanon, one of the thought leaders of the Black Power movement and an acknowledged influence on President Barack Obama.
  • Cornel West endorses 'brother' Bernie Sanders

    08/25/2015 10:46:28 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 19 replies
    CNN Politics ^ | August 25, 2015 | Jeremy Diamond
    Civil rights activist and philosopher Cornel West on Monday endorsed Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders for president. "I endorse Brother @BernieSanders because he is a long-distance runner with integrity in the struggle for justice for over 50 years," West tweeted late Monday night. West went on to say that it's time for Sanders' "prophetic voice to be heard across our crisis-ridden country." While West has been a long time supporter of Sanders (and "not a Hillary Clinton fan at all"), the endorsement comes weeks after Black Lives Matter activists disrupted a Sanders event in Seattle, taking the podium from the self...
  • Cornel West on Obama: "The First Black President Has Become The First Niggerized Black President"

    06/22/2015 7:19:09 PM PDT · by Crystal Palace East · 59 replies
    Real Clear Politics ^ | June 22, 15
    Reacting to President Obama's use of the n-word on Marc Maron's podcast, (Princeton / Harvard Professor) Cornel West called him the first "niggerized" president in an appearance on CNN. West criticized Obama as "a person who is afraid and intimidated when it comes to putting a spotlight on white supremacy." "Too many black people are niggerized," West said Monday on CNN. "I would say the first black president has become the first niggerized black president." "A niggerized black person is a black person who is afraid and scared and intimidated when it comes to putting a spotlight on white supremacy...
  • Cornel West: ‘Ferguson Signifies the End of the Age of Obama’

    11/26/2014 8:03:35 PM PST · by Nachum · 74 replies
    Mediaite ^ | 11/26/14 | Josh Feldman
    Professor Cornel West appeared on CNN International this afternoon to give his take on Ferguson, and said right at the outset, “Ferguson signifies the end of the age of Obama. It’s a very sad end. We began with tremendous hope and we end with great despair.” He went on to cite a “Jim Crow criminal justice system” that doesn’t seek justice for young black and brown people, and said adamantly there is both a race and a class war going on against that group in America right now. CNNI anchor Hala Gorani asked West why he’s “so harsh” on the
  • Cornel West calls Obama response to shootings 'weak'

    07/10/2016 8:54:12 PM PDT · by Enchante · 10 replies
    The Hill ^ | July 9, 2016 | Jessie Hellmann
    Activist Cornel West says he was disappointed in President Obama's response to this week's shootings in of black men by police in Minnesota and Louisiana. "I thought it was weak," West said, according to The Washington Post. "He's always got to explain to white America how black people are feeling. Black people don't feel as if we're being treated unequally — it's a fact that we're being treated unequally. He sort of always has to serve in this translating role. That's how he rolls, but that's not how I roll." West said while Obama called Thursday's attacks on Dallas police...
  • Cornel West hits Sanders for not calling for cease-fire in Gaza: ‘Pretty pathetic’

    11/16/2023 12:11:22 PM PST · by ChicagoConservative27 · 10 replies
    The Hill ^ | 11/16/2023 | TARA SUTER
    Independent 2024 presidential candidate Cornel West criticized Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) for not calling for a cease-fire in the ongoing war between Israel and the militant Palestinian group Hamas. “You say, ‘Brother Bernie, man, this is reaching the point where it’s getting pathetic now, man,’” West said in an interview with Status Coup News on Wednesday. “If the pause is the best you can come up with given this situation, then this is getting pretty pathetic.”
  • Cornel West Ripped over ‘Pitiful’ Pro-Hamas Rant Attacking ‘American Empire’ for Backing ‘Genocidal Attacks’ in Gaza

    11/14/2023 1:00:13 PM PST · by ChicagoConservative27 · 16 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 11/14/2023 | JOSHUA KLEIN
    Prominent progressive activist and independent presidential candidate Cornel West is facing backlash after declaring his solidarity with “anybody who’s occupied” — claiming that his “people,” too, have “dished out love warriors and freedom fighters,” as he attacked the “American empire” and “cowards in Washington, DC,” for their unwillingness to capitulate to Hamas’s demand for a ceasefire. Speaking at a pro-Palestinian rally in front of the UN headquarters in New York on Saturday, Ivy League professor Dr. Cornel West described being from a “people who, for 400 years, have been terrorized, traumatized, and hated.” Because, he argued, he comes from a...
  • WATCH — Cornel West Rants Against the Existence of Israel: ’75 Years’ of ‘Genocide

    10/31/2023 6:39:39 AM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 41 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 10/31/2023 | JOEL B. POLLAK
    LOS ANGELES, California — Dr. Cornel West, an Ivy League professor-turned-independent presidential candidate, delivered a speech at a pro-Palestinian rally on Saturday in which he ranted against the “genocidal” existence of the State of Israel. In a video West posted to his own Twitter/X account, West declared: Let the word go forth here and now, that we stand with our brothers and sisters and siblings dealing with unbelievable assault and attack, genocidal on the one hand, but 75 years of it, and we still stand tall, they still stand tall, ’cause any time, yes, any time everyday people straighten their...
  • Watch: Alan Dershowitz, Cornel West Debate Israel-Hamas War

    10/12/2023 8:18:12 AM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 13 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 10/12/2023 | Jeff Poor
    Wednesday on FNC’s “Hannity,” Harvard law professor emeritus Alan Dershowitz and 2024 presidential hopeful Cornel West squared off against one another over the conflict between Israel and Hamas after a Hamas-staged terror attack on southern Israel. Partial transcript as follows: HANNITY: 2024 presidential candidate, former Harvard professor Cornel West said, the students were largely right but they lacked nuance. He joins us now with reaction, along with attorney, also Harvard professor Alan Dershowitz is with us. Thank you both for being with us. I would usually — you always call me Brother Sean, I call your brother Cornel. I’m not...
  • Cornel West's, RFK Jr's Very Different Messages on Israel Attacks

    10/08/2023 12:47:48 PM PDT · by ConservativeInPA · 29 replies
    News Weak ^ | October 8, 2023 | ANDERS ANGLESEY
    Presidential candidates Cornel West and Robert F. Kennedy Jr. shared differing statements on the attacks on Israel this weekend. Both West, who is running as an independent, and Kennedy Jr., who is seeking the Democratic nomination, uploaded statements after the deadly attacks on Saturday, October 7. In a Saturday post shared on X, formerly Twitter, West said: "The escalation of the barbaric violence in the Middle East must stop. The vicious Israeli occupation and the ugly Palestinian retaliation results in the killing of precious innocent people on both sides. We must have a lasting peace based on justice! #TruthJusticeLove."
  • If we fail to act on climate change, Iraq will be doomed

    02/15/2024 11:09:20 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 50 replies
    Arab News ^ | February 15, 2024 | DR. MAJID RAFIZADEH
    While much of the attention in discussions about climate change often focuses on areas such as the Arctic or small island nations, the effects on regions such as the Middle East, and particularly Iraq, is often overlooked. Yet, the consequences of climate change in Iraq are profound and far-reaching, affecting not only the environment but also exacerbating existing social, economic and political challenges. As the world grapples with the wider existential threat, it is critical that we shed light on the plight of Iraq and outline the actions both the country and the international community must take to address this...
  • More Than 30 Harvard Students Hunger Strike for 12 Hours in Solidarity With Brown Protesters

    02/15/2024 6:03:59 AM PST · by billorites · 70 replies
    Harvard Crimson ^ | February 12, 2024 | Michelle N. Amponsah and Azusa M. Lippit
    More than 30 pro-Palestinian Harvard students participated in a 12-hour hunger strike Friday in solidarity with 17 students at Brown University who refused to eat for eight days to pressure the Brown Corporation to divest from Israel. Nineteen students at Brown began the strike — which was originally indefinite — on Feb. 2, ahead of the Brown Corporation’s planned meetings beginning Feb. 8. The students intended to strike until the Brown Corporation considered a resolution to divest from “companies which profit from human rights abuses in Palestine,” but they ended the strike after Brown University president Christina H. Paxson denied...
  • 68 American colleges still have Covid vaccine mandates in place

    02/08/2024 3:12:39 PM PST · by george76 · 17 replies
    The Dossier ^ | FEB 6, 2024 | Jordan Schachtel
    Harvard is among the many U.S. schools that remain committed ... as of February 6, 2024, an astounding 68 American colleges and universities still have Covid shot mandates in place. Yes, you read that correctly. There are 68 schools in the United States that continue to push the mRNA serum on college students across America. ... The list includes historically elite schools like Harvard and Johns Hopkins. It also includes a variety of ultra leftist colleges in California and New York, and elsewhere, coupled with a significant amount of historically black colleges and universities (HBCUs). ... Speaking of Harvard, they...
  • Harvard Obstructs Congressional Probe Into Widespread Anti-Semitism

    02/08/2024 4:44:48 AM PST · by george76 · 24 replies
    Washington Free Beacon ^ | February 7, 2024 | Adam Kredo
    Harvard University is obstructing a congressional probe into campus-wide anti-Semitism, leading lawmakers to warn the Ivy League school that it will face a deluge of subpoenas if it continues to stonewall the investigation. "Harvard's responses have been grossly insufficient, and the limited and dilatory nature of its productions is obstructing the Committee's efforts," Rep. Virginia Foxx (R., N.C.), the chairwoman of the House Committee on Education and the Workforce, wrote to interim Harvard president Alan Garber on Wednesday. Harvard has until Feb. 14 to produce documents outlining its internal response to a growing wave of anti-Semitism on campus, including records...
  • Fetterman slams Harvard for hosting Palestinian professor who blamed Israel for Oct. 7 Hamas attacks

    02/04/2024 3:29:20 PM PST · by Libloather · 16 replies
    Fox News ^ | 2/04/24 | Bradford Betz
    Sen. John Fetterman, D-Pa., is slamming Harvard for hosting a Palestinian professor who has blamed Israel for the Oct. 7 Hamas attacks. The Democratic lawmaker said he was "truly appalled" that Harvard’s Kennedy School would platform Dr. Dalal Saeb Iriqat, a columnist and associate professor at Arab American University Palestine. Dr. Iriqat is scheduled to speak at the Harvard Kennedy School’s Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs on March 7 for a seminar series called "Middle East Dialogues." "I am truly appalled that the Kennedy School would platform an individual who celebrates and justifies Hamas’ October 7th killing of...