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BLM’s Patrisse Cullors Who Called for ‘End’ of Israel Gives Commencement Speech at UCLA

BLM’s Patrisse Cullors Who Called for ‘End’ of Israel Gives Commencement Speech at UCLA

Cullors in 2015: “Palestine is our generation’s South Africa. If we don’t step up boldly and courageously to end the imperialist project that’s called Israel, we’re doomed.”

Black Lives Matter co-founder Patrisse Culllors gave a commencement speech at UCLA’s Luskin School of Public Affairs this weekend.

Cullors has a long history of anti-Israel rhetoric, but that apparently didn’t bother UCLA leadership.

Aaron Bandler first reported at Jewish Journal:

UCLA Confirms BLM Co-founder Who Called to End “Project That’s Called Israel” Will Be Commencement Speaker

The UCLA Luskin School of Public Affairs confirmed to the Journal that Black Lives Matter (BLM) co-founder Patrisse Cullors will be giving a pre-recorded speech as the keynote speaker to the school’s June 11 graduation ceremony.

Cullors, who recently resigned from the Black Lives Matter Global Foundation, said during a 2015 panel, “Palestine is our generation’s South Africa. If we don’t step up boldly and courageously to end the imperialist project that’s called Israel, we’re doomed.” She also encouraged people to look into the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) movement and to show support for Rasmea Odeh, who was convicted of two 1969 bombings in Jerusalem and was deported from Chicago to Jordan in 2017 after pleading guilty of failing to disclose her prior conviction when applying for United States citizenship in 2004.

Associate Dean and Director of Global Social Action Agenda at the Simon Wiesenthal Center Rabbi Abraham Cooper told the Journal that UCLA needs to determine if Cullors still holds the viewpoints she expressed in 2015. Judea Pearl,Chancellor’s Professor of Computer Science at UCLA, National Academy of Sciences member and Daniel Pearl Foundation president, told the Journal he asked UCLA Luskin School of Public Affairs Dean Professor Gary Segura if he would ask Cullors if she would retract her 2015 remarks.

The response from Segura is something else.

Thomas Barrabi of FOX News:

“Respect for diversity of opinion on matters of public concern is a key tenet of the educational philosophy of the UCLA Luskin School of Public Affairs, and it’s important to remember that an invitation to speak does not represent an endorsement of all past or future statements by a given speaker,” Segura said in a statement. “We do not condone racism, sexism, anti-Semitism or any form of bias.”

“The prerecorded commencement message from Patrisse Cullors is one of unity, tolerance and forgiveness,” Segura added. “She suggests that a cooperative spirit can help heal old wounds and advance new solutions. I am confident that our graduating students will appreciate her perspective and find inspiration in her call to look forward without judgment in pursuit of a happier, more equitable society.”

Author Shahar Azani offers a few comments below:

If a Republican was invited to speak at UCLA, there would be protests, and the decision would be called controversial. But someone who has advocated for the destruction of Israel is no big deal at all.

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Are you kidding me? I knew CA was gone, I’m so glad I escaped the stupidity there.

She gets paid enough from that speech for a down payment on a new house in a better neighborhood. And the students get the benefit of her wisdom. It’s a win win.

    FarOutWest in reply to UserP. | June 14, 2021 at 9:45 am

    The race baiting demagogue wisdom of the Al Sharpton/Jesse Jackson school of skin hustling?

A way more interesting subject would be a report on how she earned all the money she recently spent on buying real estate in very expensive areas.

Unfortunately, she and her allies are the future leaders of the Democrat Party, which is poised to become an anti-Israel, anti-Zionist, anti-Semite party.

You’d expect such speakers to be extra smart but they never are.

I’d go back to inviting successful men to speak, if there still are any.

This is simply an admission by the UCLA’s Luskin School of Public Affairs of the sewer-level character of their leadership. It is also an indicator of the character of the students who would attend such a place.

LukeHandCool | June 13, 2021 at 2:22 pm

Is there absolutely nothing Cullors and her ilk could possibly say that would cause them to be treated by the media and academia the way they treated a Catholic boy nervously smiling at a man banging a drum in his face?

The Friendly Grizzly | June 13, 2021 at 2:57 pm

Did any graduate walk out, or refuse to be in the ceremony?

“an invitation to speak does not represent an endorsement of all past or future statements by a given speaker”

I can’t help but notice that this generous standard is not applied to conservative speakers.

Unity, tolerance and forgiveness:
Unite behind the burning, looting and murders committed by BLM members in the name of racial justice and equity
Tolerate only those who kneel with BLM, support the platform publicly and are willing to either provide pallets of bricks or sledgehammers to wipe out the windows of any establishment we want to raid of the goods what we would like to steal
Forgive us for making Martin Luther King look like a grand dragon for the Klan with his content of their character rather than the color of their skin speech that only got us the vote, into good schools, free government stuff but didn’t get us the White House in perpetuity (we wanted King Barack and the enslavement of all White people)

henrybowman | June 13, 2021 at 4:28 pm

“Palestine is our generation’s South Africa. If we don’t step up boldly and courageously to end the imperialist project that’s called Israel, we’re doomed.”

And if she gets what she wants… well, look at what a paradise South Africa is now.

    JusticeDelivered in reply to henrybowman. | June 13, 2021 at 6:35 pm

    They tossed many white farmers off their land, turned out those farmers knew how to manage the farm, and the people they gave it to were incompetent. Today SA is quicly turning into a shit hole.

Wow, so UCLA is a totally racist place that hates Jews. They invite millionaire grifters who steal money from decent hardworking black folks to buy real estate. They invite admitted Marxists who work tirelessly to make black neighborhoods unsafe, resulting in the deaths of countless black children and young adults.
Next Year: UCLA’s special tribute to Hitler.

An articulate ape emotes.

Antifundamentalist | June 13, 2021 at 6:13 pm

This will continue until the students refuse to attend. Unfortunately, they are not being taught how to think, just what to think.

    The Friendly Grizzly in reply to Antifundamentalist. | June 13, 2021 at 6:37 pm

    Unfortunately, they are not being taught how to think, just what to think.

    That should have started with the parents. My folks taught me to think; my stepfather was especially good about teaching this. But, mom didn’t like the results. Because I was taught HOW to think, I became the only non-Democrat in the family.

I wonder if she can spell UCLA?

BLM justifies its existence, its criminal activities, its burning and looting of cities claiming that white people have exploited black people,

Yet not a peep when the reverse becomes public….

https://nypost.com/2021/04/16/blm-co-founder-patrisse-khan-cullors-defends-real-estate-holdings/

Did Patrice remember to note: if you’re going to run a grift, get in early, take what you can, and cut out?

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