Stanford Instructor Told Jewish Students To Stand in Corner Like ‘Israel Does to Palestinians’: Report

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October 13, 2023

A lecturer at Stanford University was suspended after subjecting Jewish students to "identity-based targeting," telling some to stand in a corner like "Israel does to Palestinians."

The instructor has been suspended after the episode occurred this week in a required undergraduate course called "Civil, Liberal and Global Education." Rabbi Dov Greenberg, who runs the Chabad Stanford Jewish Center, said three students in that classroom told him about the incident, Forward reported

The Daily Mail identified the lecturer as 46-year-old Ameer Hasan Loggins. Loggins was a one-time teacher of Colin Kaepernick and credits himself with instructing the football player on radical leftist ideology. Kaepernick in a 2019 social media post congratulated Loggins on receiving his Ph.D., calling Loggins his "brother."

Loggins "addressed the Middle East conflict in a manner that called out individual students in class based on their backgrounds and identities," a Wednesday statement by the university said.

The teacher called out the students and brought up the Holocaust, Forward reported:

The teacher told the Jewish students to take their belongings, stand in a corner, and said, "This is what Israel does to the Palestinians," Greenberg said, citing the student accounts. The instructor then asked, "How many people died in the Holocaust?" When a student answered, "Six million," the lecturer said, "Colonizers killed more than 6 million. Israel is a colonizer." …

The teacher "didn’t say anything that happened to the Israelis," Greenberg said. "He ignored that. He said, 'Hamas is a legitimate representation of the Palestinian people. They are not a terrorist group. They are freedom fighters. Their actions are legitimate.'"