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School yanks Helen Thomas diversity award.Do you agree?

I am glad the school made the right move here.Thomas is anti- semitic

DETROIT (AP) — Wayne State University says it’ll no longer offer the Helen Thomas Spirit of Diversity Award, citing recent comments made by the longtime journalist.

In a statement Friday, the Detroit school says it “encourages free speech and open dialogue,“ but strongly condemns what it says are ”anti-Semitic remarks” made by Thomas on Thursday.

According to The Detroit News and the Detroit Free Press, the Wayne State alumna said during a speech in Dearborn that Congress, the White House, Hollywood and Wall Street are owned by “Zionists.”

Thomas resigned in June as a Hearst Newspaper columnist over comments she made calling on Israelis to get “out of Palestine.”

 
tnmomofive

Asked by tnmomofive at 10:43 AM on Dec. 4, 2010 in Politics & Current Events

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  • Diversity is a liberal bunch of crap. For years after founded people came here for the chance to assimilate into the American way of life.
    They became Americans and strove to achieve the AMERICAN dream. Studies show there really is no diversity now. It is just a catchy liberal phrase. People tend to cling to their own kind. There really isn't much in the way of intermingling. She should have the award stripped.
    Carpy

    Answer by Carpy at 12:21 PM on Dec. 4, 2010

  • Yes!
    LoriKeet

    Answer by LoriKeet at 11:45 AM on Dec. 4, 2010

  • That woman has used up her nine lives.
    itsmesteph11

    Answer by itsmesteph11 at 9:30 PM on Dec. 4, 2010

  • That woman has used up her nine lives.


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    ...And it shows! Yikes!


     

    LoriKeet

    Answer by LoriKeet at 9:48 PM on Dec. 4, 2010

  • If she's antisemitic then she's not truly diverse herself. I agree that the award has no place in a public school.
    Ginger0104

    Answer by Ginger0104 at 11:35 AM on Dec. 4, 2010

  • Thanks tn
    Carpy

    Answer by Carpy at 1:53 PM on Dec. 4, 2010

  • tnmomofive

    Comment by tnmomofive (original poster) at 10:44 AM on Dec. 4, 2010

  • Great post carp
    tnmomofive

    Comment by tnmomofive (original poster) at 1:23 PM on Dec. 4, 2010

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