American Studies Association about to pass equivalent of Zionism is Racism resolution

American Studies Association about to pass equivalent of Zionism is Racism resolution

The U.N. General Assembly in 1975 passed the odious Zionism is Racism resolution, which has since been rescinded.

Voting closes today at the American Studies Association on an equally odious resolution singling out Israel, and Israel alone, for academic boycott. It is, as former Harvard President Lawrence Summers notes, “anti-Semitic” in its effect “if not in intent.”

The resolution has been harshly criticized by the American Association of University Professorsand eight Past Presidents of the ASA as an abominable attack on academic freedom, among many other denunciations:

In no other context does the ASA discriminate on the basis of national origin—and for good reason. This is discrimination pure and simple. Worse, it is also discrimination that inevitably diminishes the pursuit of knowledge, by discarding knowledge simply because it is produced by a certain group of people.

Trending: Dem Reps. Cummings, Waters, Schiff sign agreement to coordinate attacks against Trump

Nonetheless, the anti-Israel venom is so strong among the leadership and membership of the ASA, that there is a strong possibility the resolution will pass.

Continue reading →

For your convenience, you may leave commments below using either the Spot.IM commenting system or the Facebook commenting system. If Spot.IM is not appearing for you, please disable AdBlock to leave a comment.

Commenting Policy

We have no tolerance for comments containing violence, racism, profanity, vulgarity, doxing, or discourteous behavior. If a comment is spam, instead of replying to it please hover over that comment, click the ∨ icon, and mark it as spam. Thank you for partnering with us to maintain fruitful conversation.