Anti-Semitism on University of California’s Campuses

Why are Jewish students being treated so differently than other minorities?

In this video, Regent Bonnie Reiss forcefully addresses the issue of anti-Semitic acts on campus, contrasting it with the intense vigilance that protects other minorities from hate speech. Worth watching.

Comments (19)

(11) Anonymous, May 29, 2019 1:20 AM

This is very personal

As a grandmother of 2 Jewish college students in California, I am very concerned about what they might face on campus. If there is enough intimidation, Jewish students will not apply to public colleges and Universities, thereby depriving them of an education that we all support with our taxes, and of access to having careers that will benefit our communities and our country.

(10) Rafael, December 3, 2015 3:45 PM

USA is a melting pot but it is not

The is a Jewish agenda of anti assimilation that is shared by the American Natzi movement . Both sides are flag waving but it is not the American Flag .
The freedoms our nation has given to its citizens are to to assimilate or sadly enough ... Not to assimilate . The diaspora Natzi movement of the the Arian race is colliding with the diaspora Zionist Jews in a foreign land...the USA .
The blue collar Red Necks feel they represent the White Christian nation against Jewish policies and Jewish domination of American politics . These good old boys cling to traditions like the right to bare arms and defense of the homeland .
As for these campus Jews , they behave like their homeland and loyalties lie in Israel . If they have proper Jewish training this behavior is consistent .
Violence is never the answer however it always is . Piece
Imerges when one side is defeated

(9) Scott, December 2, 2015 6:09 AM


Jews are treated differently because jews are Jews.

I find it interesting that educated people can't see the pattern throughout history. Jews go to a goyish paradise, think we're home and our neighbors explain otherwise. And the Jews that don't take the hint that we're not wanted beyond a point sooner or later meet a bad end.

An organization i respect a great deal says that the definition of insanity is doing the same thing and expecting different results.

You'll meet alcoholics that say they'll only drink beer. Or only on weekends. Or only on vacation. They'll bring just enough money to the bar for three or make themselves walk. Theyll make any bargain they can think of to keep their addiction alive because its the only way they know to cope with their lives.

Jews that are addicted to living among goyim in diaspora are the same way. They tell themselves that the liberal humane Americans won't come after them. They delude themselves to think the goyish government will protect them like it does anyone else. Anything they can do to feed their insanity that tells them this time and place and people is different than every other time and place and people in recorded history. I'm sorry but it just isn't.

They do these things to you and your kids because you're Jewish. And they don't like Jews.

Anonymous, December 3, 2015 8:58 PM

To commenter #9 Scott

I agree with you completely. Re: Jews living in the diaspora, of which I am one. I greatly admire the people I know who have made aliyah. I have not even been to Israel yet. (Yes, I know I deserve a lecture! ) I PROMISE to update my passport and those of my family, but I digress. Gentiles in the diaspora are extremely jealous of us. After all, we are the minority in this world and yet we have accomplished so much in so many disciplines. It is inevitable that jealousy would lead to hatred.

(8) Janice Kenner, December 2, 2015 5:58 AM

Holding contributions

I will no longer contribute to any college where anti-semitism is permitted. If they lost all of their Jewish contributions they may change their policies.

David, December 2, 2015 11:40 PM

"where anti-semitism is permitted"

What does that mean?

Suppose students are "permitted" to say "I hate Jews," and they're not punished for saying that. Is that wrong?

(7) Miriam, December 2, 2015 12:41 AM

Regent Bonnie Reiss,

You are a great woman in Israel.

(6) Anonymous, December 1, 2015 6:13 PM

She is spot on!

The aggression against Jewish students should not be tolerated. All Colleges need to wake up and do something about this horrible injustice.

(5) Paul Kessler, December 1, 2015 6:04 PM


First, great presentation. There is even a few people applauding.
Isn't it funny the world loves the minority and underdog, unless your are Jewish.

Chavy, December 2, 2015 3:35 AM

They like us when 6 million of us are dead

For a couple of generations after WW II, the world didn't show their anti Semitism. That's because then the Jews really were the underdog. 6 million of our people had been killed. Then we were OK. But now that our nation is coming back strong, both in Israel and elsewhere, it's time for anti Semitism to rear its ugly head once again. It's only because we're not the underdog any more that they can show the hatred that was always there.

David, December 2, 2015 4:24 AM

Jews have historically obeyed the laws of their host country, and have used study, hard work and faith in G-d to survive and succeed. Some other minorities disregard the law, refuse to educate themselves and demand that their host society provide them with whatever they want.

That's the difference.

(4) Shari Goodman, December 1, 2015 5:21 PM

Kudos to Bonnie Reiss for addressing this issue, but what she does not understand is that the root cause fueling today's Jew hatred on campus is Muslim anti-Semitism which is ingrained in the Quran.

Furthermore, the Muslim Student Association and Justice for Palestine are front groups for the Muslim Brotherhood's political arm here in America. Their mission statement is outlined in their Strategic Memorandum and Outline for North America where they state their mission to be a 'civilizational jihad" to bring America down from within. Thus, they are a seditious group and as such they have no right to operate on our college campuses. Until the universities are willing to label them as seditious and remove them from campuses, the status quo for Jewish students will remain.

(3) Leon, November 30, 2015 6:42 PM

Non-existent equality

Jewish students should be treated equally, and they are not. It is as simple as that.

Hateful words matter as they lead to hateful actions and violence. Open anti-semitism has become a norm on many campuses and it's getting worse.

(2) David, November 30, 2015 3:53 AM

Her viewpoint is that anti-semitic expression should be supressed just like anti-black, anti-latino or anti-muslim expression.

That's the wrong solution.

The right solution is to promote free expression of any sort. That's not to say that violence against people or destruction of property is permissible, but one should be free to say or write whatever he likes. The right not to be offended does not exist.

BenK, November 30, 2015 8:30 PM

You Missed Her Point

Her point was there is free speech but that EXCLUDES intimidation or disruption of other groups free speech. It includes spitting at people, screaming racial or anti Semitic slurs at Jewish students and shouting down invited speakers. That is Anti Free Speech. That is the Tactic of those that can not argue back - to intimidate and shout out the others.

sharon, December 1, 2015 4:21 PM

I so agree, BenK

Your point was very coherent and well said. Thank you. As a Israeli American, I remember the anti-Israel behavior instigated by Arabic (and primarily "Palestinian") students on Penn's campus and it infuriated me then hat they would not let the Israeli speaker be heard- same lousy tactics.

Alan S., November 30, 2015 10:35 PM

It's one fair solution, not necessarily the only or best solution.

She is only advocating to make expressing anti-semitic comments equal in protection to anti-black, anti-latino, anti-women or anti-musclin expression.

Dan, December 1, 2015 8:18 PM

You're dead wrong

Her viewpoint is not that "anti-semitic expression should be suppressed". She clearly says that acts of intimidation are what need to be suppressed, since such acts are not "expression" in the Constitutional sense, but on the contrary are intolerable attempts to *limit* the victims' Constitutional right of expression.

(1) Anonymous, November 29, 2015 9:58 PM

Thank you for speaking out.

As Jews we have historically stood up for the rights of other minority groups. Now we MUST advocate for the right to speak out without fear of harassment.


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