Wayne State U. Cancels Diversity Award Named for Reporter

Wayne State University will no longer offer the Helen Thomas Spirit of Diversity in Media Award because of recent comments made by the journalist, the Detroit Free Press reports. Ms. Thomas, a Wayne State alumna, said during a speech in Dearborn that “Congress, the White House and Hollywood, Wall Street are owned by the Zionists. No question. They put their money where their mouth is.”

Ms. Thomas resigned in June as a Hearst Newspaper columnist over her comments calling on Israelis to get “out of Palestine.” At that time, Wayne State released a statement condemning the comments but saying it would keep the award.

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