ABSTRACT

Campus Anti-Semitism: A Briefing Before the United States Commission on Civil Rights Held in Washington, D.C., November 18, 2005, Briefing Report   [open pdf - 4MB]

"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."

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Date:
2006-07
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Public Domain
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United States Commission on Civil Rights: http://www.usccr.gov/
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pdf
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application/pdf
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United States Commission on Civil Rights Briefing. Washington, D.C. November 18, 2005
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