Friday, October 21st | 19 Tishri 5777


Be in the know!

Get our exclusive daily news briefing.

December 3, 2012 9:28 pm

Harvard Students Receive Club Invitations Excluding Jews, Welcoming ‘Coloreds’

avatar by

Email a copy of "Harvard Students Receive Club Invitations Excluding Jews, Welcoming ‘Coloreds’" to a friend

Harvard University. Photo: Wikimedia Commons.

Harvard University students received flyers from a supposed “Harvard’s Newest Final Club” explicitly stating that Jews should not apply but “coloreds” are welcome to do so.

The flyer invited students to an introductory club event, listing three virtues: “inclusion,” with the footnote of “Jews need not apply”; “diversity,” followed by the words “Seriously, no f*ing Jews. Coloreds OK”; and “Love,” which directed students to the word “Rophynol,” a misspelled version of the date rape drug rohypnol, according to the Harvard Crimson.

Although some at the Ivy League school in Cambridge, Mass., believe the flyers intended as a satire of Harvard’s exclusively male “final clubs,” many condemned their language.

Related coverage

September 19, 2016 4:01 pm

Watchdog Uncovers New Members in Antisemitic Student Ring at U of Tennessee That Supports Terrorism, Lauds Hitler

A ring of antisemitic students at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville (UTK) has turned out to be larger than originally...

“As Dean of the College, and as an educator, I find these flyers offensive. They are not a reflection of the values of our community. Even if intended as satirical in nature, they are hurtful and offensive to many students, faculty and staff, and do not demonstrate the level of thoughtfulness and respect we expect at Harvard when engaging difficult issues within our community,” the dean of Harvard College, Evelynn M. Hammonds, said in a statement.

Eight all-male and five all-female Harvard final clubs—organizations not officially recognized by the university—have been accused of potentially distributing the flyers, according to Crimson, but officials are still investigating.

Share this Story: Share On Facebook Share On Twitter Email This Article

Let your voice be heard!

Join the Algemeiner
  • jurema Santos

    It is probably an Islamic group behind those flyers.
    I feel they are infiltrating everywhere with their hate and inferiority
    complex, they have an agenda which is conquering the wold following
    the precepts of Mohammed’s Koran.