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UC Berkeley instructor allegedly offers students extra credit for attending pro-Palestinian protest; left-wing school quickly goes into damage-control mode
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UC Berkeley instructor allegedly offers students extra credit for attending pro-Palestinian protest; left-wing school quickly goes into damage-control mode

Students at the University of California, Berkeley, were offered extra credit for attending a pro-Palestinian walkout against "settler-colonial occupation of Gaza," according to a purported email from a Ph.D. student instructor circulating online, Business Insider reported.

Victoria Huynh, who's with the Department of Ethnic Studies, allegedly also offered extra credit for watching a documentary on "Palestine" and contacting "your local California representative," the outlet said.

The outlet said Huynh didn't immediately respond a request for comment.

Fox News said Dan Mogulof — UC Berkeley's assistant vice chancellor at the Office of Communications and Public Affairs — indicated the school moved quickly to ensure the extra credit options were "changed."

"The situation has been remedied, the assignment has been changed, and there are now a number of options for extra credit, not just one," Mogulof said, according to the cable network.

Mogulof added that students can attend any local event they want for extra credit as long as it's relevant to the course content, Fox News said.

"Students can attend any local event they wish — such as a book talk or a panel discussion — related to the course’s subject … or they can watch any documentary they wish about the Middle East," he noted to the cable network.

The below news video covers a Wednesday pro-Palestinian walkout at UC Berkeley:

UC Berkeley students walk out to support Palestinians but fear repercussionsyoutu.be

How are folks reacting?

A number of observers weren't too happy with the extra credit offer:

  • "@UCBerkeley, how should any Jewish/Israeli student feel safe in your campus?" one commenter wondered. "Would you approve providing extra credit for an 'all lives matter,' anti- immigration, or a KKK rally? Probably not as it would be discriminative toward black or Latin American students. Don't Jewish student deserve the same? It's also concerning that a professor cannot perform a simple Google search to educate herself that Gaza has not been occupied since 2005. @StopAntisemites."
  • "I feel so bad for the Jewish students who are subjected to this," another user said. "Teachers who think indoctrination like this is okay should never teach."
  • "They are sick," another commenter stated. "Please leave America and move to Gaza."
  • "Unbelievable…. I STAND WITH ISREAL!" another user declared.

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