Universities must not pick and choose which groups deserve defending, writes National Post contributor

September 24, 2015

Toronto universities were quick to pull down posters advertising a “White Students Union,” but York University has not taken the same approach to a poster that promotes violence against Israelis, writes Avi Benlolo, President of the Friends of Simon Wiesenthal Center for Holocaust Studies in North York. Benlolo refers specifically to a poster hanging on YorkU's campus that allegedly promotes violence against Israelis while undermining the legitimacy of Israel’s nationhood. YorkU has allegedly sanctioned the poster to remain hanging. Benlolo concludes that universities employ a double standard when they deem some groups worthy of protection against hate speech and not others. National Post