Harvard president, DEI need to 'go,' Dershowitz tells Newsmax

By Jen Krausz on
 December 28, 2023

Alan Dershowitz, a legal scholar who is nothing close to a conservative, told Newsmax on Tuesday that Harvard President Claudine Gay and the "whole bureaucracy" of diversity, equity, and inclusion "have to go."

"There was a time when Harvard was a place of learning; today, Harvard is a place of propaganda and a place of hatred, and she is the wrong person at the wrong time in the wrong place to lead Harvard," Dershowitz said.

Dershowitz pointed out the intellectual dishonesty of Gay and others who have suddenly discovered free speech to hate on Israel after denying it to those they disagree with for years.

Harvard goes after everybody and that President Gay discovered the First Amendment freedom of speech only as applied to hate against Jews," Dershowitz said. "You can say anything against anybody, and you get thrown out. But if you say anything against Jews, it's a matter of context, and remember the First Amendment."

"And that's why she and the whole bureaucracy of diversity, equity, and inclusion have to go if Harvard is to regain its status as a great research university in the world. It's becoming a laughingstock around the world tragically," Dershowitz added.

He said he thinks Gay should be allowed to resign "with dignity" and continue her career as a researcher, but not as the president of Harvard. Members of he Ivy League institution's board of trustees has indicated they don't plan to ask Gay to resign.