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Stanford Lecturer Who Helped Radicalize Colin Kaepernick Reportedly Told Jewish Students To Stand In A Corner After Hamas Attack

  A lecturer at Stanford University has been suspended after reportedly singling out Jewish students in his class, downplaying the Holocaust...

 A lecturer at Stanford University has been suspended after reportedly singling out Jewish students in his class, downplaying the Holocaust, and defending Hamas after the terrorist attack on Israel. 

The lecturer’s identity has been kept anonymous by Stanford, but according to Campus Reform and The Daily Mail, students identified him as 46-year-old Ameer Hasan Loggins. Loggins was close to former NFL quarterback and social justice activist Colin Kaepernick and helped radicalize Kaepernick. Earlier this week, students said Loggins singled out Jewish students in his class and told them to grab their belongings and stand in a corner, saying, “This is what Israel does to the Palestinians,” The Forward reported.  

“He asked how many Jews died in the Holocaust,” and when students said 6 million, “he said, ‘Yes. Only 6 million,’” Nourya Cohen, who spoke with Jewish students in the class, told The San Francisco Chronicle. Loggins reportedly proceeded to downplay the Holocaust by comparing it to European colonization, which he said killed more people than the Holocaust. 

Cohen, a senior at Stanford and the co-president of Stanford’s Israeli Student Association, said Loggins’ reported comments and actions in the classroom directed toward Jewish students make her concerned for Jewish students following the attack on Israel last weekend.

“I feel absolutely dehumanized that someone in charge of students and developing minds could possibly try and justify the massacre of my people,” said Cohen. “It’s like I’m reliving the justification of Nazis 80 years ago on today’s college campus.”

Stanford confirmed on Wednesday that it had received a report about a “non-faculty instructor” who “called out individual students in class based on their backgrounds and identities.” The university is conducting an internal investigation into the incident. 

“The instructor in this course is not currently teaching while the university works to ascertain the facts of the situation,” Stanford said in its statement. 

Loggins developed a relationship with Kaepernick as the quarterback became more influential in the Black Lives Matter movement, The New York Times reported in a piece it published in 2017 titled “The Awakening of Colin Kaepernick.” 


Loggins, who was then teaching at the University of California, Berkeley, recommended race-centered social justice books to Kaepernick, and eventually, “engaged in lengthy conversations until the quarterback asked if he could sit in on the professor’s upcoming summer class,” according to the Times. 

The lecturer recommended books such as “Black Feminist Thought: Knowledge, Consciousness, and the Politics of Empowerment,” by Patricia Hill Collins; “Black Looks: Race and Representation,” by Bell Hooks; and “The Mis-Education of the Negro,” by Carter G. Woodson.

“People that trace our connection to U.C. Berkeley assume he became politicized in my class,” Loggins wrote. “But Colin came in aware, focused, well-read and eager to learn. His decision was made on his own — from the heart. He came to me intellectually curious. The questions he asked me regarding my research, the lectures he attended, he was a sponge.”

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