US: Columbia probed for 'steering' student

The US Department of Education's Office for Civil Rights has opened an investigation into a complaint filed by Kenneth L Marcus, the director of the Initiative on Anti-Semitism at the Institute for Jewish and Community Research, writes Arnold Ahlert for Front Page Mag.

Marcus alleges that last January a Jewish student from Barnard, an all-women college at Columbia University, was 'steered' away from attending an Arab politics and intellectual history class taught by controversial professor Joseph Massad. Marcus contends that such steering, which is usually related to the real estate practice of guiding people away from certain neighbourhoods based on racial considerations, also applies to college courses and student ethnicity.

"I'm delighted that OCR has opened an investigation," Marcus said. "And I think it sends a signal that they're taking the case very seriously."
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