Commentary: Princeton punished me for fighting to fix DEI and antisemitism on campus

December 13, 2023 1 min read

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Zachary Dulberg
New York Post

Excerpt: If the words “diversity, equity, and inclusion” mean anything, it’s that hatred is unacceptable no matter what form it takes. Yet the past two months have made clear to me that institutional DEI tolerates — and thereby encourages — the particularly awful hatred of antisemitism.

What else could explain what’s happening at Princeton University?

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Tom Williams '77
Tom Williams '77

December 16, 2023

12/16/2023

Hello Fellow PU grads interested in free speech:

While we’ve been aware for some time of the “All animals are equal but some are more equal than others” attitude of Princeton’s officialdom, I find this recent outbreak of antisemitism to be particularly egregious. Attitudes toward Jews, which often also manifest themselves against Christians, are the obvious canary in the coal mine.

There is a serious problem here, namely, an inability of the Princeton administration to see itself as others see it. We may not be the worst offenders among the Ivy Universities, but it is disturbing to see the immediate bias.

I decry the loss of life in the Middle East on a regular basis. Israel is, as far as I know, the only truly democratic state in a sea of despotism. And I know that Israel’s military has made mistakes. But they abide by (or attempt to do so) normal military codes of international law. Do any of the other nations in the region even attempt to do the same?

I don’t see much hope for true peace in the Middle East until Israel’s right to exist is accepted and actual tolerance of other religions and viewpoints is accepted. It would also be helpful if the long, complicated history of armed conflict in the region would be viewed as an unfortunate past that is accepted rather than a litany of grievances that must drive conflict in the future. Please let us bury the hatchet and start from scratch.

Tom Williams’77

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