One of the most famous legal minds and professors in America is calling out tenured professors and university administrators for being cowards when it comes to student protests roiling campuses across America.
Professor Alan Dershowitz told USA Radio News that in his career, he’s never seen this level of cowardice.
“After 50 years of teaching at Harvard and other universities,” Dershowitz said, “I have never met a less courageous group of people than tenured faculty and University administrators. They’re terrified of controversy, they’re terrified of offending students.”
Dershowitz’s comments not only focused on administrators and professors, but also the student protesters. He focused on protests such as that at the University of Missouri, where the students created “safe spaces” for black students only and drove away media and anyone else they felt did not fit into their ideology.
Dershowitz says that these students are showing that true diversity is not their goal despite their claims.
“They use words like diversity which they don’t really mean,” he said. “They don’t want diversity. The last thing they want is conservatives, Christians, Zionists. They don’t want different points of view expressed on campus. They only want to hear their point of view.”
Dershowitz added that Jewish students are routinely denied the “safe spaces” black protesters are demanding, and that it’s very telling in the protests calling for campus buildings to be renamed if a historical figure is believed to have been racist.
“There’s clearly a double standard [in the protests],” Dershowitz said. “Many of the buildings in Universities are named after rabid anti-Semites! Nobody’s talking about [renaming those buildings].”