Antisemitism Is Alive And Well At UCLA

The Evil  Jewess Rachel Beyda

The Evil Jewess Rachel Beyda

From the Department Of You Can’t Make This Shit Up and the files of Are You Fucking Kidding Me?:

It seemed like routine business for the student council at the University of California, Los Angeles: confirming the nomination of Rachel Beyda, a second-year economics major who wants to be a lawyer someday, to the council’s Judicial Board.

Until it came time for questions.

“Given that you are a Jewish student and very active in the Jewish community,” Fabienne Roth, a member of the Undergraduate Students Association Council, began, looking at Ms. Beyda at the other end of the room, “how do you see yourself being able to maintain an unbiased view?”

For the next 40 minutes, after Ms. Beyda was dispatched from the room, the council tangled in a debate about whether her faith and affiliation with Jewish organizations, including her sorority and Hillel, a popular student group, meant she would be biased in dealing with sensitive governance questions that come before the board, which is the campus equivalent of the Supreme Court.

The discussion, recorded in written minutes and captured on video, seemed to echo the kind of questions, prejudices and tropes — particularly about divided loyalties — that have plagued Jews across the globe for centuries, students and Jewish leaders said.

The council, in a meeting that took place on Feb. 10, voted first to reject Ms. Beyda’s nomination, with four members against her. Then, at the prodding of a faculty adviser there who pointed out that belonging to Jewish organizations was not a conflict of interest, the students revisited the question and unanimously put her on the board.

But in the weeks since, that uncomfortable debate has upended this campus of 29,600 students that has long been central to the identity of Los Angeles. It has set off an anguished discussion of how Jews are treated, particularly in comparison with other groups that are more typically viewed as victims of discrimination, such as African-Americans and gays and lesbians.

The session — a complete recording of which has been removed from YouTube — has served to spotlight what appears to be a surge of hostile sentiment directed against Jews at many campuses in the country, often a byproduct of animosity toward the policies of Israel. This is one of many campuses where the student council passed, on a second try and after fierce debate, a resolution supporting the Boycotts, Divestment and Sanctions movement aimed at pressuring Israel.

“We don’t like to wave the flag of anti-Semitism, but this is different,” Rabbi Aaron Lerner, the incoming executive director of the Hillel chapter at U.C.L.A., said of the vote against Ms. Beyda. “This is bigotry. This is discriminating against someone because of their identity.”

Reports of anti-Israeli or anti-Jewish sentiment have been on the rise across the country in recent years, especially directed at younger Jews, researchers said. Barry A. Kosmin, a Trinity College researcher and a co-author of a study issued last month that found extensive examples of anti-Semitism directed at college students, said he had not come across anything as striking as what happened at U.C.L.A.

“It’s egregious and startling,” Mr. Kosmin said. “If they had used this with any other group — sexual, racial, any kind of identity group — they would have realized it was illegal.”

There is more and you should read it.

The most shocking thing to me is not that this happened, but the relatively low-key reaction. Nobody has been kicked out of school or even been asked to resign from the student council. Imagine the outrage if a candidate was questioned and then initially rejected because he/she was black or gay. But somehow bigotry and discrimination isn’t so bad when directed at Jewish people.

Sure, they’re a minority with a history of being oppressed, but nowadays they are overrepresented in our top colleges and universities and Israel is undefeated in its numerous wars against its Arab neighbors. Nevermind that nobody ever gave the Jews a free ride and that the first time Israel loses a war it’s totally fucked, and not in a good way.

I never understood antisemitism. I know what it is, but like pedophilia I don’t get what attracts some people to it. I never imagined I would see it thriving here in this country.


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102 Responses to Antisemitism Is Alive And Well At UCLA

  1. Myiq2xu says:

  2. 1539days says:

    I read that story on Legal Insurrection. Apparently the members asking the ridiculous questions had to issue an apology.

    • swanspirit says:

      You should read the comments on their FB page here is just one :
      @matthew guevara and @Khaalidah sidney the 5 people that voted for this – while I’ll respect your freedom to do what you did. In the future, if you happen to apply to Boston Consulting Group, Microsoft, Google, Deloitte, Accenture, Stanford GSB or the University of Chicago Booth School, you don’t have to bother. As someone that has worked with each of them and know their organizations, I can assure you that I will be informing them of what you did and you will never be able to work there or go to school there. I will supply them with the necessary character evidence to say that its unnecessary to take the risk on you. So again, you have the freedom to do what you did, just live with what you did – for the rest of your lives. #livewiththeconsequences #noonewillhireyou I hope everyone that is on this thread can join me to ensure that these people will never be employed at least by our firms and the organizations / companies that we work with.

  3. Lulu says:

    The “questioning” was led by Nageen Sadeghi who advocates for Iranian-Americans in her social media, and Sofia Moreno Haq who calls herself a Pakistani/Iraqi & Mexican/Spanish. Both write about, takes photos of themselves holding little signs, and sharing what their Islamic faith means to them. It is very interesting that both of them seek to deny Ms Beyda what both of them have been practicing for years which is freedom to express their faith. They are both hypocrites, very obvious, and nasty little anti-Semites and probably anti-everything else too. They either forgot a camera was rolling or they are so used to getting away with their hateful stunts that they just let their (rather polished and practiced) freak fly. It is apparent that both of these young women let their mask slip and think they have superior rights to everyone else which is a common cultural trait for Muslims. It needs to be stopped now as it applies to Christians, atheists, Buddhists, Hindus everyone but themselves.

    • Ann says:

      I am from Buffalo and still live in the WNY area (April – December). Buffalo is not named after the American Bison. One theory is Buffalo was named as some sort of anglicized version of the French Beau Fleuve (rivière), beautiful-river. There are a bunch of other theories as to the name, but the Indian names for the area didn’t survive.

      (Sorry for any mobile inspired typos)

  4. HELENK3 says:

    this is troubling. if judges do not follow the political correctness line , ethic charges brought against them

  5. HELENK3 says:

    2nd grader to meeeeshele ” you ruined taco tuesday”

    • Myiq2xu says:

      The apology:

      As individuals committed to social activism and advocating on behalf of underrepresented communities, we understand the importance and urgency of wearing our identities as a badge of honor. Integral to this is respecting and celebrating identities other than our own, and for this reason it is vital to hold ourselves accountable when we fail to respect this necessity.

      Thus we ask the Jewish community to accept our sincerest apology for remarks made during the Feb. 10 Undergraduate Students Association Council meeting concerning the potential Judicial Board appointee. Our intentions were never to attack, insult or delegitimize the identity of an individual or people. It is our responsibility as elected officials to maintain a position of fairness, exercise justness, and represent the Bruin community to the best of our abilities, and we are truly sorry for any words used during this meeting that suggested otherwise.

      As students of this university, we are in a unique position to learn from individuals from all backgrounds and identities; this education is a necessary and significant part of the True Bruin experience. Moreover, we look forward to engaging in cross-cultural exchange with the Jewish community and learning more about what we can do to better support the community.

      With solidarity and respect,

      General Representative 1 Manjot Singh, General Representative 2 Sofia Moreno Haq, General Representative 3 Fabienne Roth and Transfer Student Representative Negeen Sadeghi-Movahed

      • Myiq2xu says:

        We didn’t really do anything wrong, and “we are truly sorry for any words used during this meeting that suggested otherwise.”

        • votermom says:

          “You Joos are too sensitive and do not appreciate the Awesomeness of Our Social Justice League”

          • Lulu says:

            The reaction in the NYT is virulent in the comments. The projection and hypocrisy by these activist students was instantly recognized for what it is. Their apology is ridiculous and a sop to keep the Jewish alumni donations rolling in with the half-assed intervention by the faculty/administrators at the meeting. They accuse Beyda of exactly what they themselves are doing and have been doing since they were radical tweens on trainer wheels.

      • leslie says:

        Are these the real names of the student council members who were the board members that originally voted and rejected Ms. Beyda?

        General Representative 1 Manjot Singh, General Representative 2 Sofia Moreno Haq, General Representative 3 Fabienne Roth and Transfer Student Representative Negeen Sadeghi-Movahed

        I wonder what point of view they hold.

  6. piper says:

    “First They Came for the Jews”
    By Pastor Niemoller

    “The smallest minority on earth is the individual. Those who deny individual rights cannot claim to be defenders of minorities.” – Ayn Rand
    First they came for the Jews and I did not speak out because I was not a Jew.

    Then they came for the Communists and I did not speak out because I was not a Communist.

    Then they came for the trade unionists and I did not speak out because I was not a trade unionist.

    Then they came for me and there was no one left to speak out for me.

  7. piper says:

    I’m throwing this out for discussion – what would these hypocrites do if one day the world had no more living Jews. Would they find another group to rail against – what would be this group’s offense be?
    I find that almost all of the hypocrites are either unhappy narcissists or naive people who want to be part of the ‘in’ group failing to understand group dynamics and motives.

    • DeniseVB says:

      I once thought that moving Israel to a friendlier part of the world would solve the problems too. Then they would go after the next country, and the next, etc. I don’t understand Jew hatred either, but I’m sure if they irradicated the religion, they’s find another one to destroy. Gotta stop the haters. It seems to have gotten worse under Obama😦

  8. HELENK3 says:

    just a reminder


    • elliesmom says:

      We got a robocall from the local Fire Department this morning reminding us about daylight savings time and a suggestion it would be a good day to replace the batteries in your smoke detectors. Then I got an email from my local sewing group telling me today would be a good day to throw out all of my old pins and get new ones. I’m waiting for the local divorce attorneys to weigh in.

    • Lulu says:

      Ugh. No! They should do this in May. Getting up earlier when it is cold is torture!

      • 1539days says:

        Daylight Savings Time is pointless now. This week, I could get to work in something other than darkness. Next week, it will be pitch black for at least a month (until what was the old DST in April).

        The US is now sprung forward for 7 months, which means we only have 5 months of real time anymore. Some genius decided it would be good for the environment and cause less ligating to be used. This has not been the case.

    • piper says:

      Even though I’m retired and can get up when I want, I dislike all this falling and springing time changes. New hashtag – leave my clock alone!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

      • leslie says:

        yup. It’s bad enough our biological clocks are worthless. Now my mechanical and digital ones have to be changed just when I thought I’d mastered the standard time thing again. lol

      • 49erDweet says:

        LOL. I’m doing that in one of my cars. Mostly because it’s too hard for these old eyes to see well enough to make those adjustments. LOL. So far, no probs I’m aware of. ☺

        • foxyladi14 says:

          Same with my phone and DVD player.
          They stay the same time just off an hour for awhile. 😀

    • leslie says:

      At my age, the only thing that springs in my life is the bathroom faucet. And it springs leaks like nobody’s business.

  9. Myiq2xu says:

    • Lulu says:

      The name gives it away. Elfwick. Godfrey. Creepy. But funny. Also claiming two lesbian mothers who are not butch in earlier tweet. And the huge coke bottle-like glasses with pirate facial hair.

    • Somebody says:

      Either it’s a parody or he has serious erectile dysfunction.

  10. piper says:

    A must read
    “So let us focus on the main object of the Islamists’ hatred: Western Civilization. It is mind-boggling to imagine that anyone in the West cannot see the hatred for what it is. And yet, blindness to the hatred is all around us. It is apparent in the leftists who excuse Islamic Jihad in the name of Western Civilization’s supposed oppression of third world culture — especially Islam — which they see as the root cause of Muslim rage. It is transparent among the elites of Western Europe who are busy disarming their countries, committing demographic suicide, opening their doors to Jihadist radicals and totally abrogating the ideals, customs and traditions of their own civilization. Finally, it is manifest among Obama and his minions who — in the face of the most heinous Islamic terror — cannot bring themselves to name the flame that is torching the people whom Obama is sworn to protect.

    How can they not see the hatred? Because, it would appear, they hate themselves as much as, if not more than the Jihadists hate them. There is an illness in the body of Western Civilization that fosters the unwillingness to recognize the hatred that Islamic radicals bear toward that civilization. That illness is self-hatred. The illness began in Western Europe a century ago when socialism replaced capitalism as the modus operandi for most European countries.

    Read more:

  11. Myiq2xu says:

    • Constance says:

      Our current President is ignorant about foreign affairs and national needs so Walker is still an improvement.

  12. piper says:

    Woman dropped from Planet Fitness due to complaint about transgendered man using women’s changing room. According to management the real woman was making a judgement call which is against their policy.

    • DandyTIger says:

      If gender and race are social constructs, then so is species. I’m an antelope, and I demand my rights. Fucking nuts.

    • 1539days says:

      Planet fitness also dropped a woman who looked too good and wore flattering workout outfits. Apparently, Planet Fitness is going after the formless, genderless blobs who sign up a lot but don’t use the equipment very often.

      • Constance says:

        When I used to go to Golds Gym the threw out two screaming hot but cheap looking women who were prostitutes with a history of soliciting tricks at the club. It was the men who threw them out.

    • votermom says:

      She should a screamed hysterically then sued Planet Fitness for failing to provide a safe space for her delicate, traumatized sensibilities.

    • Constance says:

      The women’s facilities are for people with two X chromosomes. Just because a person feels they are not a man does not make them a woman. If society wants to get in to this crap of making gendered misfits feel comfortable then build them their own separate changing room don’t dump them in the XX chromosome facilities.
      By the way I feel uncomfortable in many gym changing rooms because they look kind of industrial and dirty and lack privacy so I would like all facilities to accommodate me and deep clean regularly and provide me with complete privacy in a tastefully (that would be MY taste)decorated room.

  13. DandyTIger says:

    Holy crap, UCLA and all the rest. We’re so fucked. And have you noticed how the social justice warriors organize and work like brown shirts, and how Obama is becoming a de facto dictator with raising taxes, changing laws about health and immigration, and making a treaty without the senate. Any bets on whether we’ll actually have a presidential election in ’16?

    • leslie says:

      Looks like this is where the @Dems are leading us. “No good candidate means no election”. And Republicans haven’t done much to discourage anything the @Dems have done since at least 2009. So Boehner, McConnell, might just go along to get along.

  14. DandyTIger says:

    I’ll just put this here:

  15. Myiq2xu says:

    There is a big nontroversy on Twitter and elsewhere over the ceremonial stuff in Selma today and exactly how important the civil rights movement was in our history compared to the Revolution.

    I’m going back to bed.

    • DeniseVB says:

      Did you hear where Obama compared Selma to the way we treat illegal immigrants ? Are there no respected historians on the left that can correct stupidhead ?

  16. Myiq2xu says:

    I want to know what Scott Walker thinks.

  17. leslie says:

    Myiq – Why don’t you write an opposing opinion piece for the NYT? What you have up there is great. And if it’s just a letter to the editor, that’s just fine. You write so well and your thoughtful responses are way better than my knee jerk reaction to the piece. If you write something, it’s a start. And might start the kind of reaction this type of bigoted behavior deserves.
    I’m serious.

    • leslie says:

      I wrote this before ever reading comments today. This may have already been written by someone else. And I’m reading today’s comments from bottom up, so who knows what else I’m thinking, saying, writing that hasn’t already been done even earlier this morning.

      To everyone. . . . . I apologize for any duplications.

  18. DeniseVB says:

    My favorite Middle East solution. (After seeing those big crowds gather for the Gay Tossings and other tortures, I really don’t care much about them either.)

  19. Myiq2xu says:

    • 1539days says:

      We celebrate / commemorate lots of things that aren’t important and ignore things that are important. Most of the civil rights history we honor was a political decision made to essentially throw a bone to the Black population. Ironically, we’re told these marches are important by the same political side that claims no progress has been made in racial equality, as if MLK and Selma meant nothing.

  20. 49erDweet says:

    Spring is so far along here in Earthquakistan I can hear the hedges growing. My honey is hinting they need to be trimmed. At least I THINK that’s a hint……..

  21. Myiq2xu says:

  22. foxyladi14 says:

    Precious!!! 🙂

    • 49erDweet says:

      She might want to be careful about wishing those “evaluations” on others. Could eventually turn and bite her where she sits.

  23. smile says:

    Me too. I don’t understand anti-Semitism either. Why does it exist? I don’t get it. And even more baffling when it is practiced by those who uphold the Old Testament as part of their religious books, namely Islam and Christianity.

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