(DailyVantage.com) – An unnamed Harvard alumnus is calling on the U.S. Department of Education to expand its current investigation into the school’s supposed condoning of antisemitic behavior on its campus, alleging that the prestigious Ivy League school is doing nothing regarding the frequent “undisguised calls for the murder of Jews” made by pro-Palestinian protests on its campus.
Harvard, along with the New York City Department of Education and many other schools, universities, and school districts, are now the subject of an investigation by the Education Department for growing incidents of both antisemitism and Islamophobia, which have seen a jump following the events and the aftermath of Hamas’ October 7 attack on Israel.
In a letter addressed to Boston’s Office of Civil Rights attorney, Kristi Harris, the alumnus expressed gratitude that something was being done but also said that the investigation needed to be expanded. The alumnus alleges that Harvard has taken a “laissez-faire attitude” towards pro-Palestinian protests, despite their calls to “globalize the intifada” and the frequent use of the phrase “from the river to the sea,” which some believe to be code for the extermination of the Jews and the establishment of a Palestinian state “from the Jordan River to the Mediterranean Sea,” hence the code phrase.
The letter claims that “to date,” Harvard has not given any indication that it has done, is doing, or will be doing anything to stem the constant threats of violence against Jews. The alumnus also criticized Harvard officials for having a double standard, saying that the current approach to antisemitism would be “inconceivable” if similar threats were made against other minority groups on campus.
Still, a few weeks ago, Harvard University President Claudine Gay made the admission that not only there was a “continuing presence” of antisemitism in Harvard, but that the university administration was very lacking in its response to it.
However, despite the admission, the letter states, “Her (Gay’s) words so far have not been met with action.”
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