Hat tip The Tower
I recently wrote about a two-day conference I attended at UC Irvine dedicated to the issue of freedom of speech. Among all the political correctness, one panelist, stood out. That was Brendan O'Neill, the British editor of Spiked.com. He began by describing "safe spaces" on college campuses as places of hatred and intimidation, where freedom is speech is non-existent. Naturally, the liberal crowd did not take kindly to his words.
I am now cross-posting an article by The Tower, which further describes what "safe spaces" are all about. We have seen plenty of examples from the University of California to the University of Missouri to Yale to Temple to Columbia and on and on. Below is the sad story of two Jewish students who attended a People of Color conference at UCLA in November expecting to find comfort. How wrong they were. The only things they found were hatred of Israel and hatred of Jews. Their story is written by Anthony Bertreaux of San Diego State University.
As noted, we find prominent mention of Students for Justice in Palestine, its founder, UC Berkeley professor Hatem Bazian, and the General Union of Palestinian Students, all of whom I consider bullies, hate mongers and Jew haters. The above article gives ample reason why I hold those opinions. The pro-Palestinian forces on our campuses have brought nothing but division and anti-Semitism to our institutions of higher learning. They are the principle reason why the focal point for anti-Semitism in the US is right smack dab on our college campuses.
To make matters worse, they have forged alliances with so-called Students of Color, who for some reason, seem to think we are living back in the 1950s. They are dedicated to the proposition that white people (including Jews) are their oppressors and enemies. I say that age has passed (and never included Jews). But this is the climate we have on our campuses these days.
The above personal account by these two students is testament as to why the University of California and all other universities need to face up to the problem of anti-Semitism on campus and say unequivocally that it will no longer be tolerated.
And it is time for all of us to stand up to the bullies, be they students or faculty.