FOX News Covers Professor Jacobson’s Call For Cornell Trustees To Dismantle DEI After History Prof’s “Exhilaration” At Hamas Attack
“There is substantial evidence that such DEI programming makes race and other relations worse, not better. We are seeing that play out in real time in the Cornell community.” Comments about “exhilaration” are just “an outward manifestation of a much deeper problem on campus that the board must address.”
The recent controversies on college campuses, like the Cornell professor who called the Hamas attacks on Israel ‘exhilarating’ have caused Professor Jacobson to call for real change.
FOX News reports:
Ivy League school slammed after professor calls Israel attack ‘exhilarating’: ‘A much deeper problem’
A Cornell University law professor is calling for an independent commission to evaluate antisemitism at the Ivy League school after remarks by an associate professor who said he was “exhilarated” to hear of the deadly Oct. 7 attacks on Israeli civilians by Hamas terrorists.
William A. Jacobson, a clinical professor at the Cornell Law School and founder of the Equal Protection Project, said the Ithaca, New York, institution has become “balkanized by an aggressive focus on racial, ethnic, religious, gender and other identities through an ‘anti-racist’ and ‘Diversity, Equity and Inclusion’ agenda imposed on the campus by the senior administration.”
“Almost everything now is viewed through an identity lens, pitting groups against each other, pitting colleagues against one another, and pitting students against their peers,” Jacobson said in a statement.
“There is substantial evidence that such DEI programming makes race and other relations worse, not better. We are seeing that play out in real time in the Cornell community.”
Jacobson said school administrators have contributed to the failure to stamp out a toxic campus culture and that the entire campus DEI program and agenda should be “revisited, reworked or removed.”
“The Cornell Board of Trustees is meeting this weekend, and no doubt the controversy will be a topic of discussion. But those comments by that professor are merely an outward manifestation of a much deeper problem on campus that the board must address,” he said.
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