Oberlin College dismisses professor who posted anti-Semitic messages on social media

Nov 16, 2016 by

The academic had said, among other things, that Jews were behind the 9-11 terrorist attacks.

Eight months after the Oberlin College Board of Trustees condemned some social-media posts by assistant professor Joy Karega as “anti-Semitic and abhorrent,” it has dismissed her “for failing to meet” academic standards and “failing to demonstrate intellectual honesty.”

Asked to comment, Karega said she would issue a statement on Wednesday.

Karega, an assistant professor of rhetoric and composition, was criticized early this year for sharing Facebook postings that, among other things, claimed that “Israeli and Zionist Jews” were responsible for the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks in New York and Washington, and for the Charlie Hebdo attacks in Paris in 2015.

Source: Oberlin College dismisses professor who posted anti-Semitic messages on social media – The Washington Post

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