Are any of you, and by that I mean Jews and other members of the pro-Israel community, bothered by the fact your tax dollars are being extracted from you to help fund Evergreen State College’s virulently anti-Israel and personally threatening academic environment (“Evergreen: The hard conversation not taking place,” Dec. 10)? Aren’t any of you upset by the fact that money you can’t afford to part with in the first place is going to fund a college your own children would be afraid to go and might actually feel physically threatened at?
Don’t you think this demands some kind of response and investigation? Why aren’t you writing and calling your state representatives and senators, asking them to hold hearings on what is happening at Evergreen, where Jews who wear yarmulkes feel unsafe and people who simply support Israel’s right to exist risk being jeered at and intimidated in public?
If Jews faced this kind of treatment at Moscow University, we’d be all over it. So how about we start doing something now, and that something is contacting your state legislators and telling them we need to look at what is going on at Evergreen and doing something about it? Good grief, it’s your money and it is being used to fund a school your own kids would be scared to go to.