U.S. Commission on Civil Rights: Campus Anti-Semitism

U.S. Commission on Civil Rights, July 2006

On Friday, November 18, 2005, a panel of experts briefed members of the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights regarding anti-Semitic incidents on college campuses. American college campuses are generally considered welcoming places for Jewish students. Life on campus is often enhanced through a number of opportunities for Jewish students. Despite this positive environment, many experts agree that anti-Semitism persists on college campuses and is often cloaked as criticism of Israel.

According to various allegations, Jewish students on a number of campuses, Columbia, San Francisco State University, and the University of California at Irvine, have recently experienced
an increase in hostility and intimidation both inside and outside the classroom.  In some cases, posters, rallies and speakers on campus have promoted hatred of Jews and Israel.  There is
evidence that some of these anti-Semitic incidents are fueled by ideologically biased campus programs that receive operating funds from the federal government under Title VI of the Higher
Education Act. Some of these anti-Semitic incidents have interfered with students' ability to participate in campus activities.  The panel convened to shed light on the nature and extent of the problem and discussed what can be done to resolve these allegations.

Topic: College Organizations, Civil Rights, Anti-Zionism, Antisemitism, Anti-Israel Sentiment, Higher Education, University Organizations, Campus Organizations, Students, Discourse and Dialogue, Government

Genre: Brief

Coverage: United States

Language: English

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Bibliographic Information:
U.S. Commission on Civil Rights: Campus Anti-Semitism. U.S. Commission on Civil Rights. July 2006: http://www.bjpa.org/Publications/details.cfm?PublicationID=13557


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