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Vanderbilt University Investigating after Jewish Student Told “Hitler Got Something Right!”

Jordan Gould (left) pictured

Vanderbilt University’s Equal Opportunity and Access office is investigating formal complaints related to its recent student government election, in which a Jewish candidate says he faced cyberbullying and defamation.

Full scholarship student Jordan Gould published a column in Medium last week headlined “When the Social Justice Mob Came for Me” that described how he was called a “white supremacist and a racist confederate” by peers as he ran for student government president.

“We have received several formal complaints related to the student government election and our Equal Opportunity and Access office is investigating these,” Vanderbilt’s spokesperson Damon Maida told The College Fix via email on Friday.

Maida said that student organizations at Vanderbilt are formed and led by students, and that administrators respect students’ autonomy to create, sustain and lead organizations as part of their college experience.

“[W]e expect all members of these organizations, including student government candidates and representatives, to adhere to high standards of conduct aligned with our commitment to a safe, welcoming and inclusive campus for everyone,” Maida said.

One message Gould received said, “White men are the absolute worst!” Soon after, the posts got even more terrifying — “Hitler got something right!” and “he should get dragged for it!” I began to fear for my safety. Why was this happening?