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Mich. School Yanks Helen Thomas Diversity Award

Saturday, 04 December 2010 07:23 AM EST

DETROIT (AP) — Wayne State University says it'll no longer offer the Helen Thomas Spirit of Diversity Award, citing recent comments made by the longtime journalist.

In a statement Friday, the Detroit school says it "encourages free speech and open dialogue," but strongly condemns what it says are "anti-Semitic remarks" made by Thomas on Thursday.

According to The Detroit News and the Detroit Free Press, the Wayne State alumna said during a speech in Dearborn that Congress, the White House, Hollywood and Wall Street are owned by "Zionists."

Thomas resigned in June as a Hearst Newspaper columnist over comments she made calling on Israelis to get "out of Palestine."

Thomas was born to Lebanese immigrants in Kentucky and raised in Detroit. She worked much of her career as a United Press International reporter.

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DETROIT (AP) — Wayne State University says it'll no longer offer the Helen Thomas Spirit of Diversity Award, citing recent comments made by the longtime journalist.In a statement Friday, the Detroit school says it "encourages free speech and open dialogue," but strongly...
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Saturday, 04 December 2010 07:23 AM
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