August 15, 2014
A FACULTY CANDIDATE WHO TALKED ABOUT BLACK PEOPLE THIS WAY WOULD BE UNEMPLOYABLE ANYWHERE. SAY IT ABOUT JEWS, THOUGH, AND IT’S CONTROVERSIAL. “Yet ad hominem attacks are also a BDS strategy that serves to silence opponents. Many faculty who believe the university made the right decision about Salaita are now unwilling to say so publicly.” BDS people have made clear by their actions that they are nasty antisemites who deserve no respect.
From the comments: “Thought experiment: suppose Steven Salaita spent his off-campus hours screaming at women outside an abortion clinic. In that case, would we still be hearing that the only criterion governing his hiring should be his scholarship?”