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Antisemitism

The Past Didn't Go Anywhere:
Making Resistance to Antisemitism Part of All of our Movements

by April Rosenblum

Online Version

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Posting this document online is permitted for promoting a discussion of antisemitism so long as this statement is included on an introductory index page.
All other uses are prohibited at the discretion of Ms. Rosenblum.

 


 

See the Recent Article in The Forward

The Anti-Semitism Surge That Isn't

===Overall, anti-Semitic incidents are at the lowest point in 15 years.

===So what is to be done? Kenneth L. Marcus, who runs the Louis D. Brandeis Center for Human Rights Under the Law, wrote in an introduction to the Trinity survey that these “eye-opening findings should awaken authorities to the need to address campus anti-Semitism much more aggressively, comprehensively, and effectively than they are now doing.”

===We’d amend that statement. These findings need further research to be consequential. While appropriately muscular responses from campus authorities are welcome, our hunch is that much of this perceived anti-Semitism fits into a broader pattern of incivility with regards to race, gender and ethnicity, and should be addressed in that context.


Detailed Response by Marcus to Questions for the Tikkun article


The material on these pages was originally developed for
Constructing Campus Conflict:
Antisemitism and Islamophobia on U.S. College Campuses, 2007–2011


Correction:

In the Winter 2015 issue of Tikkun Magazine the article "Silencing Dissent: How Biased Civil Rights Policies Stifle Dialogue on Israel" by Chip Berlet and Maria Planansky contained two errors. Abigail Thernstrom’s term on the US Civil Rights Commission ended in December 2013, and she was never on the board of the Cato Institute. The authors take full responsibility for the errors and offer their apologies to Ms. Thernstrom and the editors and readers of Tikkun Magazine.


 

 


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Democracy is not a specific set of institutions but a process that requires dissent.
- - -
Democracy is a process that assumes the majority of people, 
over time, given enough accurate information,
the ability to participate in a free and open public debate,
and to vote without intimidation,
reach constructive decisions that benefit the whole of society, and 
preserve liberty, protect our freedoms, extend equality,
and thus defend democracy itself. 

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