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White House calls on colleges to act against antisemitism

May 25, 2023


Antisemitic vandalism and harassment are on the rise at colleges. An official from the Anti-Defamation League said earlier this year that Jewish students are more likely to encounter an antisemitic incident on campus now than they were five years ago.

To combat this, colleges should have diverse task forces — composed of students and employees — dedicated to fighting hate on campus, according to the White House’s report. It emphasized the importance of treating antisemitic incidents “with the same seriousness” as other racist and prejudiced acts.

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