Approximately 10 Brooklyn College students who interrupted a faculty meeting called for “Zionists off campus” among its list of demands.
A faculty member at the Tuesday afternoon meeting told JTA that along with the demand on Zionists, the students called one faculty member a “Zionist pig.” The educator who spoke to JTA wished to remain anonymous.
Other demands ranged from calls for better pay for adjunct teachers to ending “racist” class offerings.
Some of the faculty members at the meeting applauded during the students’ vocal protests, but it was not clear as to which demands the teachers were reacting to.
The faculty member also told JTA that when computer science professor and faculty council head Yedidyah Langsam told the students they were “out of order,” they called him a “Zionist pig.”
In a news release issued Tuesday, Brooklyn state Assemblyman Dov Hikind said he received complaints after the meeting from “dozens” of faculty members.
“It’s just an absolute disgrace that something like this would happen in our own community,” Hikind said.
Hikind also called on CUNY Chancellor James Milliken to “implement a plan of action to prevent this kind of intimidation and disruption from reoccurring anywhere within CUNY.”