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Cornel West Blames ‘Racism’ for Harvard President’s Resignation in ‘Antisemitic’ Post

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Cornel West, a prominent progressive activist and independent presidential candidate, attributed the resignation of Harvard President Claudine Gay to racism and alleged that it was linked to enabling violence against Palestinians in Gaza.

This statement sparked a backlash, with critics accusing West of antisemitism.

Gay’s resignation followed allegations of plagiarism and a controversial congressional testimony. (Trending: Trump Announces Heartbreaking Melania-Related Health Update)

West has a history of controversial remarks and has faced backlash for his views on Israel and his criticism of American policies.

“How sad but predictable that the same figures and forces enabling the ethnic cleansing and genocidal attacks on Palestinians in Gaza – Ackman, Blum, Summers and others – push out the first Black woman president of Harvard!” Dr. Cornel West wrote.

“This racism against both Palestinians and Black people is undeniable and despicable!” he said.

“I have experienced similar attacks from the same forces in academia with too many of my colleagues remaining silent!”

“When big money dictates university policy and raw power dictates foreign policy, the moral bankruptcy of American education and democracy looms large! But we shall remain strong in our fight for Truth Justice Love!” he added.

“This is about as blatant antisemitism as one is likely to see from an Ivy League professor. How are any of the named individuals responsible for anything going on in Gaza beyond being Jews? What does Ed Blum have to do with Christine Gay beyond being a Jew?” Jew­ish Insti­tute for Lib­er­al Val­ues (JILV) founder David L. Bern­stein pressed.

“I guess Cornell really needs attention, even more than usual, and thinks appealing to antisemites is the way to be it,” he added.

“How sad and predictable that instead of blaming Harvard President Gay herself for repeatedly committing plagiarism, Cornel West chooses instead to deflect by invoking the race card when he knows full well that this has nothing to do with race,” columnist Michael Freund said.

“Set aside everything else for one moment- this insanely antisemitic post from @CornelWest blames the (nonexistent) ‘ethnic cleansing’ and ‘genocide’ in Gaza on… American Jews,” National Jewish Advocacy Center director and legal expert Mark Goldfeder stated.

“Since it was liberal white democrats that pushed her out and targeted you too, I see why you don’t support democrats anymore,” former state Rep. Vernon Jones wrote.

“Racist mobs won’t stop until they topple all Black people from positions of power and influence who are not reinforcing the structure of racism. What these racist mobs are doing should be obvious to any reporter who cares about truth or justice as opposed to conflicts and clicks,” Ibram X. Kendi wrote.

“The next president of Harvard University MUST be a Black woman,” reporter Marc Lamont Hill said.

“Chris Rufo and bad faith right wing actors win again,” Daily Beast’s Wajahat Ali wrote.

“When white people are hired in any position, the automatic assumption is they were the best person. When Black people are hired, it’s assumed we got there because of affirmative action — which by the way doesn’t mean under-qualified,” Jemele Hill said.

“If affirmative action never existed, a lot of white people would still believe deeply in their own superiority because that is what they’ve been taught.”

“Considering there have been 30 presidents at Harvard and Claudine Gay was the only Black one in history, she had to be extremely qualified to even be in that position,” she added.

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