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Anti-Semitism is the New “Black” in California Public Schools

The place where they teach anti-Semitism in California

The place where they teach anti-Semitism in California

Teaching in the public school system in Southern California has taught me a lot of things. However, the most important thing that I learned through my several years as a public educator in California is that teaching “tolerance” means anti-Semitism is just fine. In public schools, anti-Semitism is the new “Black,” just like the Netflix popular series Orange is the New Black. In other words, anti-Semitism is cool.

If you are a gay student, you are protected. If you are Hispanic, the public school system will make sure anybody who even hints that you are inferior will be severely punished. If you are Black, you are a protected minority as well. But no matter how many times supposedly open-minded teachers teach “The Diary of Anne Frank,” a Jewish student isn’t protected. The public education doesn’t really consider Jews minorities. Some think it’s because of their light skin color, while others think it’s because many come from families who just happen to work hard and make a good living. However, the seething hatred of Israel from most liberal educators is what causes most of their apathy towards Jewish students in the present day.

Discussions about how the Holocaust never happened are common in California public schools. Just ask “Jazzy,” a Southern California high school student who was interviewed by Martin Hill from Libertyfight.com. The clip, which went viral, has been erased but not before receiving thousands of “likes” when it first aired. In the video, Jazzy cites that there has been no proof Jews died from being gassed to death. She mentions that not a single body was found with any signs of being gassed. The most disgusting part about this ignorance: Jazzy received an “A” on a homework assignment she submitted based on her research.

The truth is that in California’s public education system, one can earn an “A” on an assignment that has several spelling errors, contains shady research, and is completely incoherent. Teachers believe giving students high grades increases their confidence, even if the high grade hasn’t truly been earned. However, can you imagine a student turning in an assignment that denies slavery existed? Can you imagine a student turning in a paper that hints the suicide of Tyler Clementi had nothing to do with his sexuality? You can bet that student would be yelled at, suspended, and viciously taunted by the school staff. Imagine what would happen with the teacher who gave that student an A!

My first professional experience with anti-Semitism came when teaching in Glendale, a middle class city that is just a couple minutes north of Los Angeles. A majority of the population is Armenian and I was shocked to learn just how much a significant percent of Armenians in Glendale hates Jews. This shocked me, especially since studying how Armenians, like Jews, faced inhumane genocide. Even the best and most intelligent Armenian students were taught to hate Jews. Things turned pretty brutal when a Jewish student of mine named Stacey was severely bullied and physically attacked by other Armenian students, who received an after-school detention something their parents actually thought was too harsh.

Our administration had us attend several conferences on “diversity” and “tolerance.” However, my complaints about anti-Semitism coming from students and even other teachers were virtually ignored. But hey our school was required to teach “The Diary of Anne Frank,” even if one teacher told me she wouldn’t spend much time on the book since a lot of it was fiction. Some parents even requested that their child be offered an alternative assignment. Oh, and the teacher that called Anne Frank a spoiled princess is still teaching at the same exact school!

About the Author: Daryl Deino grew up in Skokie Illinois and received his Master's Degree in Teaching at National Louis University. He moved to California to become a public school teacher and ended up quitting the profession due to all the anti-Semitism he witnessed. Mr. Deino currently writes about technology and politics.


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15 Responses to “Anti-Semitism is the New “Black” in California Public Schools”

  1. I don’t think California serves any useful purpose. The Egg will be on their face when all those Sick Diseased Children, Mexican Gang Members and Islamic Terrorists flood their state. Hashem knows how to deal with such people. The Germans killed 6 Million of his people and Hashem destroyed the whole country.

  2. How do i different between Semitic and Jews and Israel? Are they same?

  3. Sivonne Stone , this is unimaginable. Can’t believe this! Pass the word about the importance all you are learning on your journey!

  4. When a nation dumbs down, the Jews are the canary in the mine. And the United States is dumbing down at an alarming rate. You know that anti-semitism is on the rise when so-called victims are allowed to flourish as victims. Jews have been victims but most want to be the best they can be because God says so. They read and write, they work, the learn, have families, and the world hates them because they rise above attacks to destroy them. They have been “victimized” by the world but do not wallow in it. When teachers lower the standards for the young who have been battered by prejudice, those same teachers increase their students vulnerability and ignorance, rendering them intellectual infants for life. A training ground for proto-typical Nazis. We’re breeding them like flies in the classroom and not just in California. (Two more attacks on Israel, just now, by such flies). White privilege, in order to remain privileged, has to support univocally and absolutely the “underdog,” providing s/he stays that way. (Another attack on Israel, just now.) It’s pathetic and dangerous all at once.

  5. Nathan Katz says:

    The points would have been stronger if this essayist knew grammar.

  6. Booo…I thought schools teaches good/moral values…

  7. This is unacceptable!

  8. Thats why I dont live in Cali and I live in Florida

  9. Uzi Kattan says:

    Liberals always hated Jews.

  10. This MUST change! :(

  11. No it’s not and will never be acceptable

  12. Only in California LMAO and ROFL

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