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Group calls on JHU to discipline assistant teacher accused of Antisemitic tweets

Posted at 2:04 PM, Jan 13, 2021
and last updated 2021-01-13 14:04:34-05

BALTIMORE — A national non-profit civil rights organization is calling on Johns Hopkins University to take swift action against one of its assistant teacher's, who is accused of making several antisemitic and racially insensitive comments about students on social media.

The remarks appear to have been posted on Twitter between November 15 and 20 of last year.

In response, the group Combat Anti-Semitism, has circulated a petition that so far has gathered 728 signatures, demanding the university hold the employee accountable.

To garner support, the group took snapshots of the tweets.

In one, the assistant teacher appears to suggest failing students with pro-Israel beliefs.

"Ethical dilemma: if you have to grade a Zionist student exam, do you still give them all their points even though they support your ethnic cleansing? Like idk," read the tweet.

In a statement, Johns Hopkins University said they're aware of the allegations and are taking steps to address the issue.

"Any link between grading and bias runs counter to our values and policies, and we are taking all necessary steps to ensure that does not occur," the university said.

Citing privacy laws, the university refused to say what disciplinary action, if any would be taken.