Retraction of cartoon censors legitimate criticism, ignores anti-Semitic aspect of cartoon

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Shortly after Harvard Law professor Alan Dershowitz spoke on campus, The Daily Californian published a political cartoon criticizing his support of Israeli human rights abuses. In an editor’s note, the Daily Cal originally wrote, “The artist’s intent was to argue that (Dershowitz’s) recent lecture at UC Berkeley were (sic) hypocritical.”
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Alan Dershowitz’s problematic liberalism should be countered

There’s a free speech crisis in this country. Adam Serwer at the Atlantic sums it up nicely: “Republican legislators have proposed ‘Blue Lives Matter’ bills that essentially criminalize peaceful protest; bills that all but outlaw protest itself; and bills that offer some protections to drivers who strike protesters with automobiles.
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A Berkeley High School student speaks to a crowd of BHS and UC Berkeley students in protest of Donald Trump's election as US President on Wednesday November 9, 2016 in Berkeley, Calif. (Rachael Garner/Senior Staff)

We are not OK

It wasn’t until the fourth time I asked someone “How are you doing?” on Thursday that I realized I already knew the answer. On a typical day, the answer is always the same. If life is at least passable, we say “I’m good.” If life has kicked us hard where
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Being Jew-“ish”

  Once, while standing in the lunch line of my private preparatory middle school, I turned to the boy behind me, who was decked out in purple converse and a Blink-182 shirt, and offered him some Skittles. He replied quickly: “I don’t want anything from your dirty Jew hands.” My
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