I sent the following letter to Chancellor Matthew Goldstein, Brooklyn College officials, and local Councilmembers calling for Brooklyn College President Karen Gould, and Political Science Dept. Chairperson Paisley Currah to be fired. It was also published as an open letter on FrontPageMag. As one reader astutely pointed out “Larry Summers was fired as President of Harvard several years ago for dropping an innocent comment about gender and math ability.” But another commented that the real reason was his support of Israel. Friends, we have a real war on our hands in academia. Please keep the pressure on the CUNY Chancellor to investigate and fire these inept anti-Semitic ideologues.
Open Letter to CUNY Chancellor Matthew Goldstein
Chancellor Matthew Goldstein
Office of the Chancellor
535 East 80th Street
New York, NY 10075
I write this letter calling for the resignation of Brooklyn College President Karen L. Gould and Paisley Currah, chair of the political science department for their unscrupulous actions in violation of students’ First Amendments rights, sanctioning blatant viewpoint discrimination, and promoting biased political propaganda under the auspices of the City University of New York. As a former adjunct instructor in the CUNY system and a New Yorker concerned with how my tax dollars are spent in our publicly-funded City University system, I add my voice to the growing concern incurred by the college president and political science department chair over the irresponsible manner in which they handled the virulent anti-Semitic event on February 7 co-sponsored by Brooklyn College’s political science department, entitled “BDS (Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions) Movement Against Israel,” which serves to promote a global boycott of Israeli businesses, academics and institutions, and deny the legitimacy of the State of Israel. Read more.