In the 1930s, the dean of Yale University’s medical school—who was Jewish himself—reportedly advised his admissions team, “Never admit more than five Jews, take only two Italian Catholics, and take no blacks at all.”
The American college campus has come a long way in the past century. Colleges are more diverse, and they treat Jews and other minorities more fairly. But that does not mean that you won’t encounter biased attitudes and bigotry.
Let’s say something anti-Semitic happens on your campus. Maybe it’s a speaker who says Jews are “the new Nazis.” Or an ad appears in your campus newspaper appears that denies the Holocaust. Or a swastika is drawn on the building of a Jewish group, or a comment made by a fellow student sounds anti-Jewish to you. You can respond effectively, empower your campus community to learn from the event, and even take steps to ensure it doesn’t happen again.