Anti-Semitism

Read: OCR Finds University of Michigan, CUNY Didn’t Follow Title VI When Responding to Harassment of Jewish and Muslim Students

OCR Finds University of Michigan, CUNY Didn’t Follow Title VI When Responding to Harassment of Jewish and Muslim Students

Dozens of similar investigations are being conducted by the U.S. Department of Education, and the University of Michigan and CUNY cases are the first to conclude.

Read: Columbia University Settles with Jewish Student Over Pro-Palestine Protest Security Issues

Columbia University Settles with Jewish Student Over Pro-Palestine Protest Security Issues

The school will create a “Safe Passage Liaison” who will serve as the main contact for Columbia students with safety concerns stemming from protests at the school.

Read: Brooklyn: Driver Attempts to Hit People Outside Orthodox Jewish School

Brooklyn: Driver Attempts to Hit People Outside Orthodox Jewish School

The driver reportedly yelled, “I’m going to kill all the Jews,” as he drove his car down a sidewalk outside Mesivta Nachlas Yakov School.

Read: Lawsuit: UCLA Didn’t Protect Jewish Students During Pro-Palestine Protests

Lawsuit: UCLA Didn’t Protect Jewish Students During Pro-Palestine Protests

The lawsuit, filed by a UCLA student, refers to pro-Palestine protesters who set up encampments at the school as “campus terrorists.”

Read: OCR Issues Dear Colleague Letter on Ethnic Discrimination in Schools

OCR Issues Dear Colleague Letter on Ethnic Discrimination in Schools

The letter provides information on the legal analyses that OCR uses to determine whether discrimination exists, and examples of conduct that could raise concerns under Title VI.

Read: UT and Texas Governor Face Criticism for Their Handling of Pro-Palestine Protesters

UT and Texas Governor Face Criticism for Their Handling of Pro-Palestine Protesters

Hundreds of local and Texas state police officers arrested 57 protesters at a demonstration on UT’s campus after Gov. Abbott declared the protest antisemitic.

Read: College Campuses Cracking Down on Pro-Palestine Protests

College Campuses Cracking Down on Pro-Palestine Protests

The protests highlight the challenges of balancing the First Amendment rights of demonstrators with the rights of students to feel safe.

Read: USC Students Protest Cancellation of Pro-Palestine Valedictorian’s Speech

USC Students Protest Cancellation of Pro-Palestine Valedictorian’s Speech

USC Provost Andrew T. Guzman said threats against valedictorian Asna Tabassum, a Muslim-American student, have reached an “alarming tenor.”

Read: 3 Maryland Middle Schoolers Charged with Hate Crimes for Antisemitic Actions

3 Maryland Middle Schoolers Charged with Hate Crimes for Antisemitic Actions

The Plum Point Middle School students allegedly displayed swastikas, performed Nazi salutes, and made derogatory comments about a classmate’s religion.

Read: U.S. Department of Education’s Office for Civil Rights Announces Resolution Addressing Responses to Harassment Based on Race, Sex, and Disability and to Antisemitic Harassment in Park City School District in Utah

U.S. Department of Education’s Office for Civil Rights Announces Resolution Addressing Responses to Harassment Based on Race, Sex, and Disability and to Antisemitic Harassment in Park City School District in Utah

The district’s responses to repeated harassment of Black, Asian, and Jewish students and to harassment based on sex did not meet the district’s federal civil rights obligations.

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