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May 8, 2024

Columbia Students Will Reap the Consequences

If the school won’t do anything to hold the Jew-hating, anti-America, harassing protesters accountable, future students and employers will.

Columbia University has been front and center for the spate of pro-Hamas protests that have swept across several so-called “higher education” campuses in recent weeks. Columbia’s protests have been the most visible and some of the most vicious. Some students, faculty, and outside activists there have used anti-Jew rhetoric, and some have even assaulted Jewish students or blocked them from attending classes. An especially violent contingent broke into Hamilton Hall and locked authorities out.

These violent protesters have been so disruptive that their fellow students are fearful of attending classes. Furthermore, the university decided to cancel the main graduation ceremony instead of censuring and firing the faculty participating in the protests, expelling the agitating students (who have been given multiple chances to disperse), and evicting the non-school-affiliated activists. The campus has become lawless, and this contingent of fools has not only ruined the end of the year for graduating seniors but has earned Columbia University — along with Harvard, UPenn, and other schools that have allowed this madness to take away from the academics — a blacklisting.

Thirteen federal judges penned a letter to Columbia President Minouche Shafik stating that they will not hire any Columbia students because of the school’s inept handling of the encampments and protests. The judges made several indictments such as, “Columbia has disqualified itself from educating the future leaders of our country.” They accuse the school of not enforcing its own code of conduct (that is unless the protesters are speaking out against conservative culture war issues). Finally, they level this mic drop: “Columbia has instead become an incubator of bigotry.”

The letter includes this ultimatum to Shafik and other university heads who are seeing disruptive pro-Hamas protests: “Universities should also identify students who engage in such conduct so that future employers can avoid hiring them. If not, employers are forced to assume the risk that anyone they hire from Columbia may be one of these disruptive and hateful students.”

Future employers aren’t the only ones telling the Ivy Leagues and other once-respectable higher education institutions that they’ve had enough. Prospective students themselves are now starting to look elsewhere for their college education. Typically, the Ivy Leagues pick the cream of the crop. Now, however, the tables have turned, and the cream of the crop is choosing something else.

Many college-preparing high schoolers are seeing the rise in anti-Semitism in the blue-state-run colleges and universities and, ironically, are looking at Southern schools. Why the South? Well, most of the states there are run by conservative governors who uphold law and order. Graduating high schoolers know they have a better chance of being treated fairly and not being subjected to lunatic activist peers derailing their school year and wasting everyone’s time.

Some wealthy Jewish families are also looking at alternative schools rather than their regular first choice of an Ivy League. As New York Post columnist Rikki Schlott states: “If you want to improve your kid’s chances of getting into an elite university — and you can afford it — it certainly doesn’t hurt to start donating major cash to the school as early as possible. But some wealthy Jewish families who have done just that at schools like Harvard and Columbia, sometimes beginning when their children were in first grade, are now writing it off as a loss.”

In other words, the Ivy Leagues may as well be renamed the Mud Monsters. They are showing their ugly faces. And, it turns out, many Americans aren’t really fans of supporting anti-Jew, Anti-America-fostering universities.

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