“Racial doctrines such as ‘critical race theory’ and ‘intersectionality’ are the mother’s milk of antisemitism on campuses”
Me quoted in NY Post about survey showing that nearly as many college students back Hamas as Israel.
The NY Post has an article today about a survey that shows significant support for Hamas among college students:
Nearly as many college students support Hamas as they do Israel amid the raging Middle East war, a new survey claims.
The online poll of 609 college students by Intelligent.com found that 22% of respondents sympathize with Hamas while 26% side with the Israeli government.
That means about 1 in 5 of college students back a militia group designated a terrorist organization by the United States and the European Union for its warfare against the Jewish state.
Meanwhile, 82% said they sympathize with Palestinian civilians, while 72% feel for Israeli civilians, the poll found.
I’ve never heard of that polling group, and the ‘cross-tabs’ are not provided, so I’m a little skeptical of the results. But there is a reality that college student swing more pro-terrorist than older people.
The poll also found, not surprisingly, that social media is the number one source of “news” for college students:
Social media is the most common source of information about these issues for students. Eighty-six percent of college students say they’ve learned about the conflict and/or current war on social media.
How did we get here? I was quoted extensively on that topic:
One law professor at Cornell University — where a student was recently arrested for making online threats against Jewish students — said he wasn’t surprised at the startling pro-Hamas support among college students.
“Hamas student support is a direct result of years of misleading and pervasively dehumanizing anti-Israel campus indoctrination by thousands of activist faculty and administrators under the banner of BDS [Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions against Israel]. Students do not hear both sides, they only hear that Jews are oppressors,” said William Jacobson, founder of EqualProtect.org.
“The campus war on Israel driven by BDS creates and feeds off of antisemitism fueled by the racialization of the conflict falsely portraying Jews as white oppressors. Racial doctrines such as ‘critical race theory’ and ‘intersectionality’ are the mother’s milk of antisemitism on campuses, force fed to students under the euphemism of ‘Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion.’”
He also noted that Cornell’s graduate students who are employed on campus just voted to join the United Electrical, Radio and Machine Workers of America union — a labor group that passed a resolution in 2015 endorsing the BDS movement against Israel.
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