Joy Karega, an assisstant professor of rhetoric and composition, hit the headlines earlier this year when she posted antisemitic conspiracy theories:
Karega … claimed that “Israeli and Zionist Jews” were responsible for the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks in New York and Washington, and for the Charlie Hebdo attacks in Paris in 2015.
Although the college asserted the importance of academic freedom, it has now dismissed her
“for failing to meet” academic standards and “failing to demonstrate intellectual honesty.”
Here’s another example of her use of unambiguous antisemitic tropes:
Karega also shared anti-Semitic images, such as a picture of the Jewish banking heir Jacob Rothschild with the words, “We own your news, the media, your oil and your government.”
With this in mind, her lawyer’s response is ironic:
Oberlin’s administration [is] pandering to the dictates of a handful of vocal and wealthy religious zealots,