Stanford University Instructor Suspended for Allegedly Separating Out Jewish Students and Calling Them ‘Colonizers’
“The instructor in this course is not currently teaching while the university works to ascertain the facts of the situation.”
Is there something in the water at Stanford? This spring, students at the school shouted down a federal judge.
Now an instructor at the school has been suspended for allegedly singling out Jewish students, separating them from the rest of the class, and calling them colonizers. And this happened just after the Hamas attack on Israel.
This problem in higher education is obviously much bigger than most people even realized.
FOX News reports:
Stanford instructor benched after ‘identity-based targeting of students’ on heels of Hamas terror in Israel
A Stanford University instructor is sidelined for “identity-based targeting of students” as the school probes a situation that caused “serious concern” on the heels of the brutal Hamas terror attacks in Israel…
Forward, a nonprofit news organization that covers “issues, ideas and institutions that matter to American Jews,” spoke with Rabbi Dov Greenberg, director of the Chabad Stanford Jewish Center about the ordeal. Rabbi Greenberg said he was told by three students that the instructor asked Jewish and Israeli students to identify themselves during an undergraduate course called “Civil, Liberal and Global Education.”
Greenberg told Forward that the teacher then told the Jewish students to take their belongings and stand in a corner because “this is what Israel does to the Palestinians.”
“The instructor then asked, ‘How many people died in the Holocaust?’ When a student answered, ‘Six million,’ the lecturer said, ‘Colonizers killed more than 6 million. Israel is a colonizer,’” Forward reporter Beth Harpaz wrote.
“He’s saying Israel is worse than the Nazis and Hamas is innocent. This is what Jewish students face at Stanford and other places. They’re feeling isolated, under attack and threatened,” Greenberg told Forward.
Greenberg also told Forward that impacted students were scared to speak up out of fear they would be penalized.
Meet Ameer Hasan Loggins, the Stanford instructor who told Jewish students to stand in a corner while belittling the Holocaust and calling them "colonizers." His bio includes:
-A Bachelor’s and Masters degree in African American Studies from UC Berkeley.
— Charlie Kirk (@charliekirk11) October 13, 2023
Glad that Stanford has suspended an instructor for singling out and demonizing Jewish-American students as part of a privilege exercise. But this “identity-based targeting” has been standard practice against European-American students since 2020. Should be treated the same. pic.twitter.com/dm90Zzl3gW
— Christopher F. Rufo ⚔️ (@realchrisrufo) October 13, 2023
Stanford has released a long statement, but this is the part that directly addresses this situation:
We have received a report of a class in which a non-faculty instructor is reported to have addressed the Middle East conflict in a manner that called out individual students in class based on their backgrounds and identities. Without prejudging the matter, this report is a cause for serious concern. Academic freedom does not permit the identity-based targeting of students. The instructor in this course is not currently teaching while the university works to ascertain the facts of the situation.
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