Mark Lamont Hill, a professor of urban education at the Graduate Center of the City University of New York in New York City, is calling for Harvard's next president to be chosen exclusively on the basis of race and gender.
Claudine Jay, the former president of Harvard University, resigned Tuesday after weeks of controversy over alleged plagiarism and accusations of enabling anti-Semitism on campus.
Hill, a former CNN and Fox News contributor, responded to the news in a way that pinpointed exactly what's wrong with America's education system today — calling for Jay's successor to be chosen based on demographics, not merit.
It is very likely that Jay would have achieved this position in the first place.
Hill insisted in a post on X that “the next president of Harvard must be a black woman.”
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Hill is torn for suggesting that Harvard's president should be a black woman
X social media users took Hill to task for demanding that Harvard's next president be chosen based on skin color and gender.
“Or just hire someone qualified to be president and stop worrying about their skin color or gender? “I know this is a crazy idea,” wrote the political commentators known as the “Hodge Twins.”
Come now. In this day and age, a Harvard degree is as valuable as a box of cereal. Why suddenly? Begins Hiring based on qualifications? Jay certainly has no qualifications as evidenced by her need to steal her colleague's work.
Speaking of which, some of X's comments suggested replacing her, using Hill's logic, with the black woman accused of plagiarism.
Political science professor Dr. Carol Swain claimed that Gay used parts of a 1993 book she published and a 1997 article without crediting her, making her a possible substitute.
Others offered conservative black women as suggestions to serve as Harvard's next president.
“I agree with you that Condoleezza Rice or Ayaan Hirsi Ali would be exceptional candidates,” responded Stephen Miller, contributing editor at The Spectator.
Buzz Patterson, a RedState columnist, suggested that Harvard needed to simplify.
“How about we accept a book that is not plagiarized and is not anti-Semitic?” he wrote.
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Hill and Jay share similar anti-Israel beliefs
There may be another reason why Hill wanted to cast a black woman who sympathized with anti-Semitism as Jay's replacement.
Jay repeatedly made excuses for the racism and often violence by left-wing students on campus.
“We are committed to freedom of expression – even objectionable and offensive opinions [and] She said in response to protesters on campus who called for a “global uprising.”
Hill was fired by CNN after calling for the destruction of Israel and inciting violence against Jews before a UN panel.
Hill defended the Palestinian resistance's use of terrorism and violence, saying: “We must recognize the right of the occupied people to defend themselves.”
“We must prioritize peace, but we must not romanticize or idolize it,” he added, concluding that “justice requires… a free Palestine from the river to the sea.”
The phrase “from the river to the sea” was used by the terrorist organization Hamas and is widely seen as a mantra calling for the destruction of Israel.
Hill may have seen something of himself when Jay decided to defend such rhetoric.
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