Stanford Student Senator Claimed It’s Not Anti-Semitic to Question Why Jews Run Banks and Media

, Spencer Irvine, 2 Comments

As the Campus Reform reported:

During Tuesday’s ASSU Senate meeting, a Stanford senator running for reelection argued that it is not anti-Semitic to question whether Jewish people control the media and banks. He apologetically clarified twenty minutes later that he understood how the “Jewish community could be offended by that”. However, he added that declaring this statement – which has been used to persecute Jews for centuries – to be unambiguously anti-semitic remained a “political statement” of which the Senate should be wary. Two prospective Senate candidates, Elliot Kaufman and Matthew Wigler, have since called for Senator Knight’s stepping down as a candidate for next year’s Senate.