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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Richard Cravatts
Dr. Cravatts has published over 350 articles, op-ed pieces, columns, and chapters in books on campus anti-Semitism, campus free speech, terrorism, Constitutional law, Middle East politics, real estate, and social policy, and is the author of the newly-released Genocidal Liberalism: The University’s War Against Israel & Jews.
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