Imagine someone who thinks holding pro-Palestine events on campus should count as “harassment” of Jewish students. Imagine someone who thinks extending hate crime protections to LGBTQ students is some nefarious “multicultural agenda.” Imagine this person becomes in charge of the Office of Civil Rights at the Department of Education. That’s Kenneth Marcus, and because handing a position charged with protecting students’ civil rights to someone who wants to undermine civil rights is extra kooky, we’ve advocated against his appointment for months. Sadly, the Senate confirmed his appointment yesterday down partisan lines (50-46). If you want to know more on why Marcus is bad news, watch our video. If you want to know how we’re handling this deeply troubling appointment, read our statement.