Posted on August 20, 2014 by TDB
Temple Univ. Jewish Student Punched In Face And Called ‘Kike’ In Anti-Semitic Attack
“Before this I just thought Students for Justice in Palestine was crazy but I didn’t know it would lead to violence.”
Truth Revolt Daniel Mael 8/20/14
A Jewish student on the campus of Temple University was assaulted on Wednesday afternoon and called “kike” and “baby killer” by members of the anti-Semitic student group Students for Justice in Palestine (SJP). Daniel Vessal, a Camera on Campus fellow and a member of the Jewish fraternity AEPi, was punched in the face by a violent member of the anti-Israel organization SJP at “Templefest” which is organized for students on campus to gain new information about campus clubs a week before the start of classes. Vessal is a managing information systems major at the Fox School of Business at the university.
“I’m walking down Polett Walk, one of the main walkways through Temple University and I see the SJP table,” Vessal told TruthRevolt from a local area hospital. “I go up to them and I really just wanted to see what angle they were coming from. I went up to the table and started talking to them. I said, ‘listen, you shouldn’t be protesting Israel- if anything protest the terrorists.’” Continue reading
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Posted on November 1, 2013 by TDB
CBS2 Investigation: College Security Guard Leaves Trail Of Racism
David Goldstein Reporting
IRVINE (CBSLA.com ) — A 31-year-old man who patrols two Orange County college campuses posted pro-Nazi and anti-black sentiments on the Internet, according to CBS2 investigative reporter David Goldstein. Continue reading
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Posted on March 25, 2010 by TDB
“Pointing to UCLA, which recently inaugurated an Israeli studies program “to educate people about the Middle East in a fair and balanced way,” (UC Regent) Lansing urged Drake to visit the Los Angeles school and learn about the program.”
U. of Calif. addresses campus hate, but some draw line on Oren incident
By Sue Fishkoff · March 25, 2010
(JTA) The University of California announced a series of measures designed to prevent hate violence and racism on campus, but some speakers at a meeting devoted to the violence said the recent heckling of Israel’s ambassador at UC Irvine, which resulted in 11 arrests, was a display of free speech, not a hate crime. Read more »
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Posted on June 19, 2009 by TDB
These excerpts are from an article published on December 11, 2006, by then Johns Hopkins President William Brody
By William R. Brody
A Civil Tongue
It is time to talk about freedom of speech.
“Recent events on the Homewood campus have provoked allegations that the university is not sufficiently protecting the free expression of ideas among our students. In particular, the outcry and controversy surrounding a racially demeaning invitation to a fraternity party, and the resulting sanctions imposed by the Student Conduct Board (which are currently on appeal), are being construed as an attempt by the university to prohibit speech it doesn’t particularly want to hear.
“…. What I see here is not a courageous trespass of taboo speech but rather a fundamental breach of civility of the sort that is so commonly displayed in disparagement, mockery or epithets drawn along racial or ethnic lines. It is, simply put, common name-calling. This is what I believe we should agree is unacceptable in our community of free and open discourse. Let us not forget that true civility is not a program of fair treatment for this or that constituency but rather an underlying and fundamental commitment to showing respect for everybody…”
“…To any who doubt the consequence of teaching respect and civility, or who claim we are out of line in demanding that all members of our community comport themselves honorably in their dealings with others, I say this: Look around you. Look at the world we live in, where so many societies are literally falling apart because group A would rather encounter death and destruction than show basic human respect for group B. These are not trivial matters. Let us never underestimate the value of civility, not just to protect people’s feelings but to preserve the possibility of freedom itself…” The Johns Hopkins University Gazette
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Posted on June 17, 2009 by TDB
Once upon a time in a far away land a there was University Administration with the character to stand up to racism and hatred on its campus; And while this is a very olde tale indeed, its message still resonates today……..
This events described in the press release below are very serious. They occurred in October 2006. It is important to note this because it illustrates unequivocal and decisive action taken by Johns Hopkins University in the wake of what was described as “racist” fraternity party. It also emphasizes the that this institution actually enforces its rules and regulations and protects it’s students, faculty and others:
University Statement on Investigation of Fraternity
On Saturday evening, Oct. 28, at an off-campus house, members of the Sigma Chi fraternity sponsored a party that was advertised as a “Halloween in the ‘Hood” party. The invitation invoked offensive racial stereotyping. The coordinator of Greek life last week had told the chapter president that he found the advertisement racist and offensive and directed the fraternity to withdraw the advertising immediately. The advertising later reappeared, without the coordinator’s knowledge, in altered but still offensive form.
A decoration outside the party site was a plastic skeleton dressed in pirate garb hanging from a rope noose.
The university’s community liaison officer was asked early Sunday to respond to the scene of the party. After she did so, a decision was made to close the event down.
The university is now conducting a full investigation into this matter. Based on the information received thus far, the university has suspended all activities of the Sigma Chi fraternity, pending the results of the investigation. The university has also alerted the fraternity’s national headquarters about this action. The national fraternity has imposed a 45-day suspension of the chapter’s activities and will conduct its own investigation.
The university will be investigating whether the Sigma Chi fraternity chapter or any of its members violated university policies and regulations proscribing:
- conduct or a pattern of conduct that harasses a person or a group;
- intimidation of any person which results in limiting her/his full access to all aspects of life at the university;
- and hosting an event in violation of university party registration policies Continue reading
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