03/02/2016

Anti-Semitic Views by Oberlin Professor

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Official Statement

The following statement was released by Jewish Federation of Cleveland Board Chair Reneé Chelm in response to anti-Semitic views expressed by an Oberlin College assistant professor, whose statements have garnered international attention.

“We are profoundly disappointed to learn of a professor with such hateful, malicious, and anti-Semitic views on such a distinguished campus as Oberlin College. We acknowledge the long standing right to freedom of speech yet this anti-Semitic rhetoric crosses the line into hate speech. The President’s recent personal comments resonated and we encourage Oberlin College to seize this teaching moment. “

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