Category: Academics

ALUMS FOR CAMPUS FAIRNESS CONGRATULATES OBERLIN COLLEGE FOR DISMISSING JOY KAREGA NOV. 16, 2016

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: ALUMS FOR CAMPUS FAIRNESS FIRST BROUGHT JOY KAREGA'S POSTS TO OBERLIN COLLEGE ADMINISTRATORS WHO DISMISSED HER ON NOVEMBER 16, 2016 (NEW YORK, November 16, 2016) – Alums for Campus Fairness (ACF) congratulates Oberlin College for taking a strong stand against anti-Semitism by today dismissing Joy Karega, Assistant Professor of Rhetoric and Composition from her position. It was ACF's Oberlin Chapter, led by Chapter President, Professor Melissa Landa, that first brought  ...

More on the conspiracy theories of Oberlin’s Joy Karega

More on the conspiracy theories of Oberlin’s Joy Karega

Since ACF’s previous post on the initial media coverage of the controversy about Oberlin professor Joy Karega’s social media posts, several additional and very notable commentaries and reports have been published. Under the title “3 More Totally Crazy Things Oberlin Professor Joy Karega Appears to Believe,” The Tower revealed evidence showing that in addition to antisemitic conspiracy theories, Karega “has used social media to express preposterous beliefs on other subjects as well.” One example is ...

The controversy about Oberlin professor Joy Karega

The controversy about Oberlin professor Joy Karega

The Tower, a site focused on news and commentary about Israel and the Middle East, recently featured a post revealing that Joy Karega, an assistant professor of Rhetoric and Composition at Oberlin College, “has written and shared a series of Facebook posts claiming that Jews or Israelis control much of the world and are responsible for the 9/11 and Charlie Hebdo attacks and the rise of ISIS.” Karega’s promotion of various conspiracy theories was documented in screen shots, and it was noted that “[t ...

Discrediting academia in solidarity with Jasbir Puar’s demonization of Israel

Discrediting academia in solidarity with Jasbir Puar’s demonization of Israel

By Petra Marquardt-Bigman Supporters of the BDS campaign that singles out Israel for boycott, divestment and sanctions have been circulating a letter addressing the “Controversy concerning Jasbir Puar’s Talk at Vassar.” The letter responds to  a recent  Wall Street Journal (WSJ) op-ed  entitled “Majoring in Anti-Semitism at Vassar” by Mark G. Yudof and Ken Waltzer; it denounces the op-ed by the two respected academics as “ugly” and rejects the “heinous and misinformed attacks [that] are the direct ...

Demonizing Israel Stürmer-style at Vassar

Demonizing Israel Stürmer-style at Vassar

By Petra Marquardt-Bigman Vassar advertises itself as “a highly selective […] liberal arts college” that has “[c]onsistently ranked among the top liberal arts colleges in the country.” In recent years, however, Vassar has attracted much critical coverage for extreme anti-Israel activism that included some antisemitic incidents and created an atmosphere where anyone “voicing a pro-Israel view” risks being branded “a fascist, a racist, a colonialist and morally compromised.” How this atmosphere i ...

Ben Dror Yemini on BDS

Ben Dror Yemini on BDS

The Israeli journalist and author Ben Dror Yemini has a long record of writing and speaking out about the demonization of Israel. In a recent interview with the Voice of Israel, he explained his views about BDS, arguing that fighting BDS requires not just taking on an organization or a movement, but “an atmosphere” that fosters hate against Israel. Earlier this year, Yemini argued in an article on The intellectual terrorism of Roger Waters and BDS: “One can compare the Nazi era and the modern d ...

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