Israeli racism against Ethiopians spreads into college classrooms

Teacher suspended for telling student to ‘go back to Ethiopia’
Video surfaces showing racially charged argument in the classroom; lecturer says ‘Ethiopians are taking over the country’

By Judah Ari Gross | Times of Isreal

May 5, 2015

College Peer Tafnit Holon suspended a lecturer Tuesday after a video surfaced of the teacher arguing with Ethiopian students, telling them, “You forget where you came from. Go back to Ethiopia.”


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The argument began Monday during a class discussion on the violent Rabin Square protest that took place in Tel Aviv the day before, in which Ethiopian-Israelis rallied against police brutality and institutionalized racism. One of the students, Osnat Terunech, whose parents moved to Israel from Ethiopia, had taken part in the demonstration.

“The Ethiopians are taking over the country,” said Aviva, the female lecturer whose last name has been withheld…..

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