Columbia Deans Mocked Jewish Students

The United States House of Representatives just released a trove of text messages showing how four Columbia University administrators openly mocked Jewish students for their concerns about anti-Semitism.

The texts, which were released July 2, show that three of the administrators traded jokes about Jewish campus leaders exploiting anti-Semitism to raise money. One administrator mocked Jewish students for seeking refuge at the Kraft’s Center during pro-Hamas protests, saying this action “comes from such a place of privilege.”

Columbia has suspended at least three administrators for this disturbing lack of empathy.

Genocidal talk: After Hamas terrorists massacred over 1,100 Jews on Oct. 7, 2023, university students around the world sided with the terrorists and started calling for Jewish executions. The presidents of Harvard, the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and the University of Pennsylvania testified on Capitol Hill about what they were doing to protect Jewish students from anti-Semitism, but they refused to say that calling for the “genocide of Jews” violated their schools’ code of conduct or rules on bullying.

Many Americans were furious at the inaction of these university presidents. Yet the recent text messages from Columbia show that U.S. universities are still hotbeds of anti-Semitism where racial minorities are protected from microaggressions but Jews are not even protected from calls for racial genocide.

Educational sickness: Leftist professors hate biblical precepts that produce the rule of law; individual freedom and accountability; limited government; stable families; freedom of religion, speech and property; and other principles that trace back to the Jews and the ancient Israelites. This hatred is not new. It is as old as the pogroms of the Nazis, the fascists, the German Confederation, the Russian Empire, the Crusades and before.

Learn more: Read “The Sickness in American Universities.”