There has a been a record-setting number of anti-Semitic hate crimes against students[+]ASSOCIATED PRESS
According to a recent article in Inside Higher Education, “reports show harassment and attacks on Jewish students [are] at an all-time high.” Looking at the ADL Tracker of Anti-Semitic Incidents, it appears that the Covid-driven reliance of educators on the internet has opened up new opportunities for anti-Semitic harassment of students. The last month alone has seen classes disrupted by hackers crashing online classes with messages such as: “Adolph Hitler,” “F*CK JEWS FREE PALESTINE,” “Sieg Heil,” “Kill the Jews,” “Shlomo Rothschild,” “The Holocaust Never Happened,” as well as various swastikas and death threats.
Additionally, religious-based hate crimes on college campuses roughly doubled between 2009 and 2017, mostly targeting Jewish students. This reflects a society-wide spike in anti-Semitism that has been going on for several years.
While the increased attention being paid to Black lives is welcome, the prevalence of anti-Semitic harassment and hate crimes remains a major blind spot. Most people would be surprised to learn that, per capita, there are far more hate crimes committed against Jews than against African Americans or Muslims. And anti-Semitic incidents (not including incidents solely directed at Israel or Israeli policies) are at record levels
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