Not long ago I posted on the outrageous public statements made by Arun Gandhi and urged people on campus to speak out in response. I am happy to say that there has been additional movement on the score. The day before yesterday the Faculty Senate at the University, of which I am a member, unanimously endorsed this resolution:
Resolved: The Faculty Senate of the University of Rochester deplores the statements concerning Jewish identity, the Holocaust, and the culture of violence made earlier this month on the Washington Post website by Arun Gandhi, president of the board of the M. K. Gandhi Institute for Nonviolence housed at the University. While we recognize his right to free speech, we find the religious, ethnic, racial, and cultural stereotyping fundamental to his statements offensive, aggressive, and in direct conflict with our other core values and those of the University, and therefore unacceptable.
Labels: Speech on Campus, UofR