The Jury Talks Back

12/3/2010

Wayne State University ends “Helen Thomas” award

Filed under: Uncategorized — aunursa @ 2:26 pm

On Thursday, noted former White House journalist and anti-Semite Helen Thomas said, “Congress, the White House and Hollywood, Wall Street are owned by the Zionists. No question, in my opinion. They put their money where their mouth is. … We’re being pushed into a wrong direction in every way.”

In response, Wayne State University ended the Helen Thomas Diversity Award, according to a university statement:  “As a public university, Wayne State encourages free speech and open dialogue, and respects diverse viewpoints.  However, the university strongly condemns the anti-Semitic remarks made by Helen Thomas during a conference yesterday.”

2 Comments »

  1. This is great news.

    It’s always a shame when one of these awards becomes an entrenched deification for decade after decade.

    Irony that it was a diversity award in the name of an intolerant and angry little hater.

    Comment by Dustin — 12/9/2010 @ 11:05 pm

  2. This is refreshing. Thanks for posting it, aunursa.

    Comment by DRJ — 12/23/2010 @ 4:49 pm

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