Friday, March 06, 2015

In U.C.L.A. Debate Over Jewish Student, Echoes on Campus of Old Biases -

I don't get it. Why do Jews deserve more or less sensitivity than anyone else? Is this why?

"“It’s very problematic to me that students would feel that it was appropriate to ask that kind of questions, especially given the long cultural history of Jews,” he said. “We’ve been questioned all of our history: Are Jews loyal citizens? Don’t they have divided loyalties? All of these anti-Semitic tropes.”"

I resent that if it is the case. When it comes to conflicts, I don't think any question should be off limits. What you don't ask, you don't know and when we stop asking questions because someone might be offended, we reduce our understanding. No one wins in that case.

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