Monday, October 29, 2007

Bias Case at Columbia Goes Largely Ignored

For an incident that occured last Thursday, you think there would have been a bit more attention.

Considering the amount of coverage the purported noose hanging incident received at Columbia, it's curious why there's a virtual media blackout with this latest reported case.

Another Bias Incident Investigated At Columbia University
Police are looking into a new bias incident at Columbia University.

The provost of Teachers College told students Friday that two faculty members received an anti-Semitic cartoon and anti-Zionist letters. School officials have not released the names of the two professors.

Police say the hate crimes unit is aware of the incident.

Earlier this month, a noose was found hung on the office door of an African American faculty member at Teachers College. Anti-Semitic graffiti was also found in a bathroom stall in one of the university's buildings.
That's it. Four measly paragraphs.

No protests, no marches, no demands for special programs, raised awareness of anti-Semitism, or worldwide news coverage.

Whatever happened to that noose investigation, by the way?

The Columbia Spectator, which also devotes four paragraphs to the story, doesn't seem to want to know.

Didn't there used to be a journalism school of some repute at Columbia?

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