Harvard President Claudine Gay is apologizing after failing to fully condemn antisemitism on her campus in the wake of the horrific October 7th terror attacks in Israel.
During testimony this week in a hearing on antisemitism, Gay said calling for the genocide of Jews may not violate the university’s code of conduct related to bullying.
Gay said it would depend on the “context” of the incident.
From Fox News:
Following the backlash, Gay issued a statement on social media, claiming that some had “confused” a right to free expression with the idea that Harvard condones “calls for violence against Jewish students.”
“Let me be clear: Calls for violence or genocide against the Jewish community, or any religious or ethnic group are vile, they have no place at Harvard, and those who threaten our Jewish students will be held to account,” she continued.
Gay further clarified her comments during her interview with the Crimson.
“I got caught up in what had become at that point, an extended, combative exchange about policies and procedures,” Gay said. “What I should have had the presence of mind to do in that moment was return to my guiding truth, which is that calls for violence against our Jewish community — threats to our Jewish students — have no place at Harvard and will never go unchallenged. Substantively, I failed to convey what is my truth.”
More over at Fox News:
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