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UC Merced must not be complicit after antisemitic professor exposed

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Greedy. Power-hungry. Global puppet masters.

These are the words used to describe the Jewish people by detractors wanting to dehumanize them. These descriptors are harmful, not only for their hateful meaning but also for the way they jeopardize the safety and wellbeing of the world Jewish community. Now imagine if a professor, an educator at a publicly-funded university right here in the United States, was using these despicable antisemitic tropes as a punchline on his social media. Unfortunately, you don’t have to imagine. Professor Abbas Ghassemi of the University of California at Merced has been exposed after publishing a string of aggressively antisemitic tweets — drawing attention to the school’s overarching antisemitic campus culture. In the name of the inclusive environment UC Merced claims to foster, the school must reject Ghassemi’s thinking and take the time to properly educate their other faculty members on the........

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