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A Compendium of Anti-Semitism in Academe

The Uncivil University, written by Gary A. Tobin, Aryeh K. Weinberg and Jenna Ferer, is a large and sobering collection of data on anti-Semitic classroom lectures and special events on campuses.

For example, as highlighted by Mal Kline, the University of Pennsylvania Muslim Student Association hosted “Reverend” William W. Baker of the racist and anti-Semitic organization, the Populist Party. Speaking before the Christian Patriot Defense League in Missouri, Baker had earlier voiced “his disgust at traveling to New York City, getting off the plane to meet ‘pushy, belligerent American Jews.’” Penn spent five thousand dollars on the MSA event, where Baker got star billing.
The book also cites Laurie Zoloth, a former Jewish Studies professor at San Francisco State University:

I cannot fully express what it feels like to walk across campus daily, past maps of the Middle East that do not include Israel, past posters of cans of soup with labels on them of drops of blood and dead babies, labeled ‘canned Palestinian children meat, slaughtered according to Jewish rites under American license,’ past poster after poster calling out ‘Zionism=racism,’ and ‘Jews=Nazis.’

Tobin and his co-authors conclude that most of the professors they surveyed are not anti-Semitic. But campus academics and educrats, as well as federal funding, often enable those who are.


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