Anti-Semitic Michigan professor refuses to write recommendation letter
A female student at the University of Michigan simply wanted to study abroad in the country of Israel.
The problem was she ran into was what appears to be an anti-Semitic professor. The Washington Times reported about this American culture associate professor at U of M who first agreed to write a recommendation letter for this female student and then changed his mind.
The professor John Cheney-Lippold stated that he did previously agree to write the letter but later realized that he:
missed out on a key detail...As you may know, many university departments have pledged an academic boycott against Israel in support of the Palestinians living in Palestine...This boycott includes writing letters of recommendation for students planning to study there...I should have let you know earlier, and for that I apologize. But for reasons of these politics, I must rescind my offer to write your letter. Let me know if you need to write other letters for you, as I’d be happy
Really, you have to possibly harm this girl’s chance of studying abroad in Israel because you do not like the way Israel treats the Palestinians? How upset are you that the Palestinians murder innocent Israelis men, women and children?
What is worse the Israelis settlements or the killing of innocent Israelis civilians?
At least the U of M administration did not approve of what the professor did, they were quoted in the article from a statement stating:
It is disappointing that a faculty member would allow their personal political beliefs to limit the support they are willing to otherwise provide for our students
Also in that statement U of M Administration stated:
deep discussions” to clarify “how the expression of our shared values plays out in support of all students
As I have been stating on my radio show, talk with your young adult who goes to college and find out what they are encountering in their college classrooms.