My appearance on the Laura Ingraham show: “we’ve got a toxic atmosphere and Cornell and other schools need to consider whether this hyper focus, this obsession with race is actually making matters worse. I know that at Cornell it’s making matters a lot worse for Jewish students. And the school needs to get a handle on this and scale it back.”
I appeared on Laura Ingraham’s show tonight to discuss the vile pro-terrorist hysteria sweeping campuses after the Hamas butchery, torture, and rape of over 1400 Israelis on October 7, 2023.
I focused not only on the protests, but also the how the racialist DEI obsession is isolating Jewish students and making the situation much worse. I pointed to may call for action by the Board of Trustees that has been ignored.
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Video (00:02): “We don’t want Israel to exist. We don’t want these Zionist counter protestors to exist.”
That video from the University of Washington kind of says it all, and that’s what campuses are like for Jewish students and faculty right now. And in some cases it gets worse with the FBI having to get involved after vile threats targeting Jewish students surfaced at Cornell University. Now one of these threats called for people to follow a Jewish person home and slit their throats. Another one apparently said rats need to be eliminated from Cornell.
Joining me now is William Jacobson Cornell Law professor, founder of Legal Insurrection. Professor, you know, you’ve seen antisemitism on the Cornell campus before. This is so bad. It almost seems, it almost seems cartoonish. I mean, the threats are ridiculous and horrible, but it’s beyond the pale. But should anyone be surprised?
Well, nobody should be surprised. Of course, we don’t know who made these threats, but it’s consistent with what is happening on campuses across the country since October 7th when Hamas butchered 1400 people and mutilated people. And those are being celebrated on campuses. There are cheers for it. At George Washington University, they projected on a building ‘glory to the martyrs’. And even at Cornell, there have been marchers in favor of what Hamas did and against Israel. So this is nothing like we’ve ever seen. Something has gone very wrong at Cornell and other college campuses that we have people actually cheering on Hamas butchery
Professor, today Fox’s Peter Ducey asked the White House about what’s going on on these campuses. Watch
Professor, do you think that given the propaganda that so many of these young people have consumed on social media and in the classroom, TikTok of course funded by the Chinese, are young people doomed? Or is there a backlash coming?
Well, I think there’s a backlash coming, particularly against the very racialist DEI policies that feed a lot of this. I mean, we see it at Cornell. Things have gotten a lot worse on campus since three years ago. The university adopted an extremely aggressive DEI programming where everything is viewed through race. Everybody views things through their identity, and Jews get left on the side because they create coalitions based on race and against ‘white’ Israel, which of course is a false way of describing it.
And so we’ve got a toxic atmosphere. Cornell and other schools need to consider whether this hyperfocus, this obsession with race is actually making matters worse. I know that at Cornell it’s making matters a lot worse for Jewish students. And the school needs to get a handle on this and scale it back.
I think most students just want to learn and enjoy their college years. I really think that, and I’ve been to a lot of college campuses and it, it is a small fringe, but they really do dominate. And I know you were attacked professor when you criticize the BLM riots. Uh, you don’t, you don’t get that same condemnation from some of the colleges about some of these types of rallies and the language that’s being used.
No. How absurd is that? That I get condemned with attempts to fire me three years ago for objecting to rioting and looting, okay, <laugh>. and there were people marching all over the place saying, ‘glory to the martyrs’ who don’t get condemned by the colleges and no action is taken. Really, this whole racialist DEI anti-racism structure has caused such dysfunction on colleges, has really balkanized the colleges. And it’s true at Cornell.
And I issued a call for the Board of Trustees at Cornell to get involved and they’ve completely ignored me. I said, stop this, scale this back. What is happening is so dangerous, and we’re seeing it play out in real time. But the administration and the Board of trustees don’t seem to understand what they have created.
Monsters, they created a monster. And you know, this is where the big donors actually do, you know, they hear the big donors when they say, we’re not, we’re cutting off their donations. Now you’re gonna see more and more of that professor. Thank you.
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