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Trump’s Education Department Takes Stand Against Anti-Semitism

Department of Education’s Office for Civil Rights combating anti-Semitism on college campuses.

By NTK Staff | 09.17.2018 @7:30am
Trump’s Education Department Takes Stand Against Anti-Semitism

In a break from the previous policies of former President Barack Obama, President Donald Trump’s Department of Education’s Office of Civil Rights is taking a strong stand against anti-Semitism on college campuses. All of this has occurred under the leadership of Assistant Secretary of Education for Civil Rights Kenneth Marcus.

The New York Post reported on Wednesday how the Department of Education’s Office of Civil Rights will be re-opening an investigation into anti-Semitic activity that occurred on the campus of Rutgers University in 2011.

According to the Post:

“The charges stem from a series of incidents dating back to 2011, in which groups dedicated to demonizing Israel and Jews engaged in threats and discriminatory conduct without the university lifting a finger to stop it or hold those responsible accountable.”

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“What happened at Rutgers stemmed from an anti-Israel event held on the campus in 2011. Its purpose was to gin up support for the BDS — boycott, divest, sanction — movement against Israel. BDS is itself a form of anti-Semitism since its goal is to target the one Jewish state on the planet for destruction and to deny rights to Jews that are not denied to others.”

The group behind the event at Rutgers called itself “Never Again for Anyone,” and portrayed Israel as a Nazi state that even “sought to charge admission to students they believed were Jewish to attend while not charging others.”

Even worse, when a formal complaint was filed by the Zionist Organization of America, “the Obama administration dismissed it and refused to consider an appeal.”

Under Marcus’s leadership, though, the Department of Education’s Office of Civil Rights has reversed that decision.

The New York Times reported:

“In a letter to the Zionist Organization of America, obtained by The New York Times, Mr. Marcus said he would vacate a 2014 decision by the Obama administration and re-examine the conservative Jewish group’s cause not as a case of religious freedom but as possible discrimination against an ethnic group.”

This isn’t the first time that Marcus has combated anti-Semitism. He “previously sounded the alarm about similar anti-Semitic activity at the University of California, Irvine, that led to violence,” according to the Post.

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