American College Campuses and the Spread of Anti-Semitism
Dara Simons Salomon Center
April 18, 2017


In this episode of Your Second Opinion, Kenneth Marcus discusses the defining anti-Semitism, the Anti-Semitism Awareness Bill, and the spread of anti-Semitism on college campuses. Kenneth Marcus is the president and general counsel for Louis Brandeis Center for Human Rights, which was founded to combat anti-Semitism on college campuses.

This episode seeks to bring awareness about the spread of anti-Semitism today on American university campuses and how it can be combatted. After listening to this episode, you will have a greater understanding of the challenges affecting Jewish college students today and what the government needs to do in order to protect them.

In this episode, topics discussed include:

The bipartisan Anti-Semitism Awareness Bill and why it is needed on college campuses throughout the United States
The need for one definition of anti-Semitism by the American government
The reality of anti-Semitism on college campuses in the United States today
The definition of anti-Semitism, the Three D test, and why they are important

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Over 50% of Jewish American college students report that they experienced or witnessed anti-Semitism on their campuses during the 2013-2014 academic year. The U.S. Commission on Civil Rights has announced that campus anti-Semitism “is a serious problem which warrants further attention.” Campus anti-Semitism can include subjecting Jewish students to different treatment, harassment, violence or a hostile environment. In some cases, campus anti-Semitism is related to anti-Israel sentiment. In other cases, it is not. For most purposes, we define anti-Semitism according to the U.S. Department of State definition of anti-Semitism. .
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Alvin H. Rosenfeld
Alvin Rosenfeld is Director of The Institute for the Study of Contemporary Antisemitism, the Irving M. Glazer Chair in Jewish Studies and Professor of Jewish Studies and English at Indiana University in Bloomington.
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