Following new controversial remarks, Wayne State University drops its Helen Thomas diversity award
Detroit Free Press
December 4, 2010
Wayne State University is ending the Helen Thomas Spirit of Diversity in Media award, citing what officials described as anti-Semitic remarks made by the award's namesake at a conference in Dearborn this week.
Thomas, 90, said Thursday she stands by controversial comments about Israel that led to her resignation as a White House correspondent in June, but then she stoked the controversy with new comments.
"Congress, the White House and Hollywood, Wall Street are owned by the Zionists. No question," said Thomas, raised in Detroit and the child of Lebanese immigrants. "They put their money where their mouth is."