In November, the TA, who was identified by StopAntiSemitism as Rasha Anayah (photo below), at John Hopkin’s University’s Thor Research Group wrote a series of tweets where she threatened to fail pro-Israel students.
StandwithUs (h/t Marvin W) In one tweet, she asked: “Ethical dilemma: if you have to grade a zionist student exam, do you still give them all their points even though they support your ethnic cleansing? like idk.”
Additional tweets from Anayah also included disparaging remarks about Israelis and white people., including: “y’all allah looking out for me. The majority of undergrads in chem here are white and i was blessed enough to be paired w a black woman to mentor who has good race analysis. Didn’t get pinned with an israeli or some b**ch white boy to have to share my knowledge with.alhamdulilah [Thank God].”
According to Canary Mission, Anayah is also treasurer of Students for Justice in Palestine at Johns Hopkins and was previously a board member for “Bears for Palestine” at the University of California, Berkeley, where she obtained a degree in chemical biology.
While Johns Hopkins has not issued a formal statement on the incident, Sunil Kumar, from the university’s provost office, said in an email to StandWithUs that it is “aware of the incident.”
“Any link between grading and bias runs counter to our values and policies, and we are taking all necessary steps to ensure that does not occur.”