Anti-Bullying Provisions Extended to Jews

The Civil Rights Act now applies

By Marc Tracy|October 28, 2010 2:00 PM

With bullying in the news due to the rash of gay suicides and the responding “It Gets Better” project [1], Secretary of Education Arne Duncan decided [2] to apply part of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 that bars discrimination on campuses based on “race, color or national origin” to Jews. Said Rep. Brad Sherman (D-California), who pushed for a bill that would have changed the Act in this respect, “The policy is now clear: Colleges and universities will no longer be permitted to turn a blind eye when Jewish students face severe and persistent anti-Semitic hostility on their campuses. The schools will now be compelled to respond.”

The Anti-Defamation League has also recently prominently adopted [3] bullying as a cause.

Anti-Bullying Guidelines Add Protection for Jewish Students [2] [JTA/Forward]
Earlier: ADL Suggests Anti-Bullying Measures [3]

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