Harvard Task Forces Urge Action on Antisemitism and Anti-Muslim Bias

Harvard’s task forces addressing antisemitism and anti-Muslim bias have urged the university to tackle widespread discrimination against Jewish and Muslim students on campus.

They have raised concerns about a culture of exclusion affecting supporters of both Palestine and Israel, with incidents of harassment and intimidation being reported.Harvard’s Interim President, Alan Garber, has announced plans to review and implement short-term recommendations to address these issues.

This initiative comes amid ongoing criticism of the university’s handling of bias on campus.The task forces carried out extensive consultations, revealing fears among Arab and Muslim students and staff, along with a climate of intolerance towards pro-Palestine views.

The report also urges Harvard to condemn all forms of discrimination and enhance efforts for inclusivity.It suggests establishing a visiting professorship in Palestinian studies and creating a dedicated prayer space for Muslims on campus.

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