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May 20, 2024

Harvard Brass’s Anti-Semitic Failure

The administration slow-walked putting protective policy into action and is now disappointed for being called out.

The House of Representative’s Committee on Education and the Workforce has found that Harvard University was unconscionably slow to react to the wave of anti-Semitism on campus starting last fall. This just in.

The main theme of the committee’s findings was that the administration slow-walked putting policy into action to protect students and disregarded the Antisemitism Advisory Group (AAG) that the school had set up to protect Jewish students.

Here are just a few of the charges leveled at Harvard’s administration:

The AAG was little more than a virtue signal. The group itself could be judged as an exercise in moral equivalence. That being said, the majority of AAG members were brave enough to threaten to resign over the administration’s lack of action to protect Jewish and Israeli students and counter the anti-Semitic speech on campus.

What matters — and what speaks volumes — is that the administration’s actions demonstrated the lack of care necessary to restore order on campus. The advisory committee’s good advice was ignored, and its counsel was not sought out by the administration.

Jewish students were yelled at, and some even spit on or followed menacingly by “protesters.” This poor behavior, which violated the college’s code of conduct and was clearly anti-Semitic, was not quickly investigated, nor was action swiftly taken against the instigators. Jewish students had to complain not only to the administration but also to the advisory board for changes to be made. Even still, the rampant chants and calls for genocide continued.

Chants like “From the river to the sea” and “Long live the intifada,” which rang across Harvard common spaces, were not addressed by the administration.

Then there was former President Claudine Gay’s congressional testimony — for which she did not seek advice from AAG — wherein she said that students’ chants for genocide against Israel were only anti-Semitic “depending on the context.”

Harvard spokesperson Jason Newton said in response to the House committee’s findings: “Across 17 submissions, including more than 30,000 pages of information, Harvard has continued to cooperate with the Committee’s inquiry and address their ongoing questions. It is disappointing to see selective excerpts from internal documents, shared in good faith, released in this manner, offering an incomplete and inaccurate view of Harvard’s overall efforts to combat antisemitism last fall and in the months since.”

Harvard brass is disappointed for being called out. But these anti-Western bastions of DEI and moral equivalence are where the leftist radicals are bred and allowed to vent their most violent, hateful spleens, all in the name of the leftist ideologies that they’ve been fed at university. The chickens have come to roost, and Harvard has been exposed for the world to see. However, unearthing the rot is part of the much-needed renewal of our Ivy Leagues and other higher ed institutions across the U.S. It’s the only way that change for the better can happen.

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