Remi Kanazi’s repsonse, when asked whether this video contributes to a positive campus climate.
"Positive campus climate" itself is a problematic phrase. Who is campus climate positive for right now? Not for those who can’t afford quickly rising tuition and student fees. Not for undocumented students whose rights aren’t recognized. Not for black students at UCLA who see complete under-representation and marginalization. Not for Palestinians studying in the US whose universities profit off of their families’ suffering.
Furthermore, if you support policies of segregation and discrimination, and challenging those systems of oppression makes you “uncomfortable,” that’s on you. Your “comfort” shouldn’t trump human life. Every student has the right to feel safe on campus, but they don’t have the right to profit off of oppression, whether it’s the prison industrial complex or Israeli occupation.
The full interview: http://www.maannews.net/eng/ViewDetails.aspx?ID=679355