The following opinion piece, by Director Dima Khalidi, was published in Jacobin on September 13, 2018. Click here to view the full article.
By Dima Khalidi
When Temple University professor Marc Lamont Hill, known for his forceful and principled advocacy for racial justice, as well as a number of other social justice issues, spoke at the United Nations on November 28 in favor of equal rights for all in Palestine/Israel, he apparently went one cause too far.
First, he was fired as a commentator by CNN. Now, members of Temple University’s board of trustees are up in arms. They don’t approve of something a Temple faculty member said, off campus, on his own time.
Sounds all too familiar.