Latest update: December 30th, 2013
To publicly tar a university professor as racist is not only insulting, it may be dangerous. How much more so when the professor is a Jewish Israeli, the student is of Arab Palestinian descent, and the university is in, of all places, California.
And yet none of the students who sought Raviv’s assistance were willing to speak about the incident, even when those who opposed him raised their voices loud and clear in all kinds of public ways. The professor was left, isolated and harassed, with no one to corroborate what he had to say, not even the student on whose behalf he became involved in the first place.Lori Lowenthal Marcus
About the Author: Lori Lowenthal Marcus is a contributor to the JewishPress.com. A graduate of Harvard Law School, she previously practiced First Amendment law and taught in Philadelphia-area graduate and law schools. You can reach her by email: Lori@JewishPressOnline.com
If you don't see your comment after publishing it, refresh the page.
Our comments section is intended for meaningful responses and debates in a civilized manner. We ask that you respect the fact that we are a religious Jewish website and avoid inappropriate language at all cost.
If you promote any foreign religions, gods or messiahs, lies about Israel, anti-Semitism, or advocate violence (except against terrorists), your permission to comment may be revoked.