A professor at George Washington University is accused of creating a hostile environment in her mandatory diversity class, according to a complaint filed with the U.S. Department of Education’s Office of Civil Rights. The professor in question, Dr. Lara Sheehi, is a clinical psychologist and teaches a course focused on “diversity awareness” and “sensitizing future therapists to biases.” She is also on the board of the USA-Palestine Mental Health Network and practices from a “trans-inclusive feminist and liberation theory model,” which “works on race and white supremacy, decolonial struggles.” According to the complaint, Dr. Sheehi allegedly verbally attacked a student in class as they spoke about terrorist attacks in Israel. This incident has sparked outrage among Jewish students and their families, who believe that the professor’s alleged hostile behavior is a form of anti-Semitism and is inappropriate for an educational setting. [tweet_embed] February 2, 2023[/tweet_embed] The complaint accuses Dr. Sheehi of promoting violence against civilians and fostering an environment of “intimidation and fear” in the classroom. The student in question claims that the professor “verbally attacked” them for using the term “terrorist attack” to describe the incident in question. The student also alleges that the professor “ridiculed and humiliated” them in front of the entire class. The incident has alarmed many Jewish students, who fear that the professor’s alleged behavior is indicative of a larger problem on college campuses, where anti-Semitism is a growing concern. The student who filed the complaint claims that they were targeted for their religious beliefs and that the university did not take appropriate action in response to the incident. In a statement, a University spokesperson said, “We take all complaints seriously and we are committed to creating a safe, inclusive, and respectful learning environment for all our students.” The University is now facing significant backlash from Jewish students, who believe that the University is not doing enough to address Dr. Sheehi’s alleged behavior. Several students have urged them to take action and create a more tolerant environment for all students. The story has also attracted national attention, with many conservative commentators condemning the professor’s alleged behavior and calling for her to be removed from the classroom. Fox News commentator Tucker Carlson said that the professor’s alleged behavior is “reprehensible” and that it is “unacceptable for a professor to target students on the basis of their religious beliefs.” At this time, it is unclear what action the University will take in response to the complaint. However, the incident has sparked a larger conversation about anti-Semitism on college campuses and the need for Universities to actively protect students from discrimination and harassment.