Tuesday, March 8, 2016

I disagree...

...with calls to dismiss this person.
Oberlin Leaders Denounce Professor’s Remarks as ‘Anti-Semitic’

Oberlin College’s governing body has denounced as “anti-Semitic and abhorrent” social media posts by a professor that included suggestions Israeli and United States intelligence services were behind terror attacks.

The board of trustees called on the private liberal arts institution in Ohio to conduct a review and report back to it for possible action in the wake of Facebook posts by Joy Karega, a professor in the rhetoric and composition department.

“These grave issues must be considered expeditiously,” Clyde S. McGregor, the board chairman, said in a statement March 5 after a quarterly meeting. “In consultation with President Marvin Krislov, the board has asked the administration and faculty to challenge the assertion that there is any justification for these repugnant postings and to report back to the Board.”

The board’s statement took a stronger stance than the college’s initial reaction to the posts by Dr. Karega, after The Tower, a media organization that reports on Israel and the rest of the Middle East, published on Feb. 25 screenshots of some of her postings from 2015. In them, she referred to the Islamic State group, also known as ISIS, as a “C.I.A. and Mossad organization” — a reference to the Israeli intelligence service — and suggested that Mossad had orchestrated the devastating attacks on Charlie Hebdo in Paris.

A day after the Tower report was published, Oberlin said that it “respects the rights of its faculty, students, staff and alumni to express their personal views,” but that Dr. Karega’s statements did not represent the college’s views.

Then, on March 4, the college published another statement, saying that its president, Mr. Krislov, had met with representatives of Jewish organizations.

“In a welcoming atmosphere, we discussed, openly and candidly, the potential implications of a professor’s personal views on classroom activity and student intimidation,” the statement said. “We also discussed our shared respect for academic freedom.”

Dr. Karega, who is teaching social justice writing courses this semester and does not have tenure, did not immediately reply to messages or return a telephone call seeking comment on Monday.

But on March 5, the same day that the board’s statement was published, she said in a Facebook post that she would no longer speak publicly about her situation at Oberlin.
she should be challenged to show real evidence to support her charges. If she cannot, then she should be revealed as a fraud. She should not be fired, primarily because her defense of Free Speech is perfectly valid. Firing for unwanted speech is the tactic of SJWs. This SJW should merely be shown to be a fraud, and allowed to see her class enrollment shrink to zero, and then re-assigned to grounds maintenance or some-such. The stigma and stench of fraud should stick to her, and her antisemitism forgotten just as is she.

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