ANTI-SEMITISM ON COLLEGE CAMPUSES:
ADL DOCUMENTS ITS DEVELOPMENT IN AMERICA'S UNIVERSITIES
AND PROVIDES GUIDELINES FOR COMBATING EXTREMISM
New York, NY, September 8, 1997...A new Anti-Defamation League (ADL)
report documents incidents of anti-Semitism on American college and university
campuses and provides guidelines to aid faculty, staff and students in combating
extremism. Schooled in Hate: Anti-Semitism on Campus has been shared with
presidents of all colleges and universities in the United States.
"In recent years, campuses have become a new proving ground for
the tactics of all manner of extremists, forcing some colleges and universities
onto the frontline in the fight against extremism and anti-Semitism,"
said Abraham H. Foxman, ADL National Director. "Racists and demagogues
have ably exploited schools' commitment to free speech, cloaking their propaganda
in the guise of academic freedom. Schooled in Hate: Anti-Semitism on Campus
helps those who oppose racism and discrimination to unhesitatingly and effectively
use their own right of freedom of speech in a productive manner."
The report provides an overview and a detailed list of anti-Semitic
incidents on campus and examines the Holocaust denial movement, anti-Semitism
among student groups, and anti-Zionism as anti-Semitism. The League offers
recommendations for maintaining a tone of civility on campus by demanding
and enforcing a policy of zero tolerance towards all forms of bigotry including
extremist speakers on campus, Holocaust-denial advertisements, racist vandalism
and graffiti, intimidation and harassment. Because each case is different
and needs to be handled individually, ADL staff are available to work with
students, faculty, staff and administration on campuses where acts of hate
have occurred or are threatened.
Among those to whom the report will be sent are the deans of students
affairs, Hillel directors, campus ministry/chaplains and college newspaper
Schooled in Hate: Anti-Semitism on Campus is available on the World
Wide Web at www.adl.org.
The Anti-Defamation League, founded in 1913, is the world's leading organization fighting anti-Semitism through programs and services that counteract hatred, prejudice and bigotry.