web analytics
October 30, 2014 / 6 Heshvan, 5775
At a Glance
News & Views
Sponsored Post
Meir Panim with Soldiers 5774 Roundup: Year of Relief and Service for Israel’s Needy

Meir Panim implements programs that serve Israel’s neediest populations with respect and dignity. Meir Panim also coordinated care packages for families in the South during the Gaza War.



Liberal Oberlin College: Outbreak of Racist, Anti-Gay, Anti-Semitic Incidents

Oberlin College

Oberlin College

Oberlin College in Oberlin, Ohio, was the first college in the United States to admit women into coeducational classes, and one of the first to admit non-white students. It’s reputation is first and foremost as a liberal school with “progressive values.”

But over the past few weeks a string of incidents that attack the sensibilities of blacks, gays and Jews have risen to a crescendo, with the final straw being the sighting of someone in what looked like a Ku Klux Klan outfit near the school’s African Heritage building this Monday morning, March 4.

In response, the school cancelled classes for the day and instead held a “day of solidarity” to discuss what Oberlin’s president, Marvin Krislov, called “the challenging issues that have faced our community in recent weeks,” according to The New York Times.  The schedule of events included a “teach-in,” a “demonstration of solidarity,” and a “community convocation.”

“It’s been very personally upsetting,” said Krislov, who, according to the Cleveland Jewish News, is Jewish. “Some things have taken aim at me because of my religion. I clearly abhor these expressions of bigotry.” Krislov has served in leadership positions in the Jewish Community Federation of Cleveland, and was actively involved while a practicing lawyer in defending affirmative action cases.

The prior incidents included the scrawling of swastikas over gay pride posters, crossing out of the word “Black” on Black History Month posters and replacing it with a racist epithet instead, the destruction of a Chinese calendar used to celebrate the Chinese New Year, a sign over a water fountain that read, “Whites Only.”

According to a website that tracks events and trends on campuses, there was also an allegedly racially motivated attack on a student on February 17, where the victim was subjected to racial epithets before being thrown to the ground.  The student newspaper, the “Oberlin Review” has a full list of the incidents.

Oberlin is about 4o miles southwest of Cleveland, Ohio.

 

About the Author: Lori Lowenthal Marcus is the US correspondent for The Jewish Press. She is a recovered lawyer who previously practiced First Amendment law and taught in Philadelphia-area graduate and law schools.


If you don't see your comment after publishing it, refresh the page.

Our comments section is intended for meaningful responses and debates in a civilized manner. We ask that you respect the fact that we are a religious Jewish website and avoid inappropriate language at all cost.

If you promote any foreign religions, gods or messiahs, lies about Israel, anti-Semitism, or advocate violence (except against terrorists), your permission to comment may be revoked.

5 Responses to “Liberal Oberlin College: Outbreak of Racist, Anti-Gay, Anti-Semitic Incidents”

  1. Reggie Hope says:

    I haven't heard about this in the news, but its something that definitely should be known…

  2. Mildred Bilt says:

    Now for some professional journalism. How many students enrolled? How many Asians? Jews? Blacks? Moslems? Men/women? Day school only? Major academic specialties? Graduate school(s)? Costs/scholarships? Geographical student distribution? When/where did the incidents take place? Is it primarily a dorm/commuter institution? How many out of state? Were the offenders identified?
    Any other data you can contribute?

  3. Ron Kall says:

    the few incidents that are described seem very minimal compared to what the muslim student associations are doing on every campus that they pollute with their presence!

  4. To be opposed to the Jews is not a good idea. http://483years.blogspot.com/

  5. To be opposed to the Jews is not a good idea. http://483years.blogspot.com/

Comments are closed.

SocialTwist Tell-a-Friend

Current Top Story
Abbas and the Temple Mount: "It's mine, all mine. No Jews allowed.
Abbas Declares Closure of Al Aqsa Mosque a ‘Declaration of War’
Latest News Stories
Chairman Robert Sugarman and Executive Vice Chairman Malcolm Hoenlein from the Conference of Presidents of Major American Jewish Organizations. Feb. 17, 2014

Conference of Jewish groups chided the Obama administration for the nasty comments made about Bibi.

Feiglin.jpg

Feiglin was standing next to Glick during the assassination attempt

A small caliber weapon was used to shoot at IDF troops patrolling along the border near Quneitra.

Abbas and the Temple Mount: "It's mine, all mine. No Jews allowed.

Abbas didn’t even condemn the shooting of Temple Mount activist Yehuda Glick.

Arab rioters threw firecrackers at Border Police in the Old City in Jerusalem Thursday and lightly wounded at least one tourist. Police arrested one Arab youth. Earlier in the day, Arabs hurled rocks at a bus in eastern Jerusalem. No property damage or injuries were reported, and one Arab was arrested. In the Jabel Mukaber […]

The Islamic Jihad was thrilled with the shooting of Temple Mount activist Yehuda Glick and said “he got what he deserved, the Mann reported. Daoud Shihab, Islamic Jihad spokesperson, told Ma’an that attempted murder of Glick, who is in critical condition as of this moment, was a “natural response” to defend Jerusalem” and the Al-Aqsa […]

A cartoonist has turned the tables on an attack cartoon against the PM published by the leftist daily Ha’aretz.

Rabbi Yehuda Glick’s condition has taken a turn for the worse. He needs prayers. Yehuda Yehoshua ben Rivka Itta Breindel.

The father and brother of the Islamic Jihad terrorist who allegedly shot Temple Mount activist Yehudah Glick were arrested Thursday in Silwan.

The “silent” intifada is roaring at the gates, Harriet, and threatening to bash the door in. It’s silent no more. Who’s really inciting terrorism?

Female tourist injured when struck by rocks thrown by Arabs at the Kotel.

Jerusalem Arabs are rioting near the home of the killed terrorist in the neighborhood of Abu Tor.

China has acquired $7 billion in Israeli assets in the past three years.

Alleged shooter of Yehuda Glick worked in the Begin Center restaurant.

PM Netanyahu blames PA Chairman Mahmoud Abbas for terror attack aimed at killing Temple Mount activist Yehudah Glick.

Disability rights foundation calls on US to denounce using name of a disability as a derogatory term.

More Articles from Lori Lowenthal Marcus
Chairman Robert Sugarman and Executive Vice Chairman Malcolm Hoenlein from the Conference of Presidents of Major American Jewish Organizations. Feb. 17, 2014

Conference of Jewish groups chided the Obama administration for the nasty comments made about Bibi.

Tourists gathered after woman hit with rocks thrown by Arabs at Kotel, Oct. 30, 2014.

Female tourist injured when struck by rocks thrown by Arabs at the Kotel.

Alleged shooter of Yehuda Glick worked in the Begin Center restaurant.

Disability rights foundation calls on US to denounce using name of a disability as a derogatory term.

Jerusalem police report a shooting outside of the Begin Heritage Center. Man down in serious condition.

U.S. officials should not have called Bibi ‘chicken****,’ administration official said, all other insults OK.

Nobel Prize Winner Malala donates $50K to rebuild Gazan UNRWA schools.

Senior Hamas leader Mahmoud al-Zahar has allegedly had his Egyptian citizenship revoked.

Printed from: http://www.jewishpress.com/news/liberal-oberlin-college-outbreak-of-racist-anti-gay-anti-semitic-incidents/2013/03/05/

Scan this QR code to visit this page online: