Thursday, April 06, 2006

Jewish Students to get protection

DB: After receiving reports from various Jewish groups that anti-Semitic and anti-Israel sentiments are rampant on college campuses, the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights voted this week to recommend that the Department of Education take steps to protect Jewish students. The commission, which studies and reports on civil rights issues and makes recommendations based on its findings, decided to recommend that the Department of Education more stringently enforce Title IV of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, which authorizes the withdrawal of federal funds from public institutions that practice discrimination. But some members of the local Jewish community said the commission's conclusion is not applicable to the UCLA campus. Of the many universities he has visited, Rabbi Yonason Quinn, with the Jewish Awareness Movement on campus, said he finds UCLA students to be significantly different from students at other schools.....
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