'Public health leaders' must condemn terror

As the world recoils from yet another atrocity, offering platitudes of "standing with Manchester" while actually doing very little to challenge terrorism, the City University of New York's School of Public Health is getting ready to send the wrong message to its graduates. Palestinian-American activist Linda Sarsour, who has a history of inflammatory behavior toward Israel and its supporters, and supports the violent intifada, will be a keynote speaker at that school's commencement.  She'll share the stage with New York's first lady, Chirlane McCray, and Mary Bassett, commissioner of the New York Department of Health and Mental Hygiene, as a "public health and social justice leader."  This honor is ostensibly in recognition of her role in organizing the massive women's march on Washington protesting Donald Trump, in which potential cuts to health services were decried. The irony is stark.  It's hard to conceive of a...(Read Full Post)