Blackburn Leads Resolution Condemning Antisemitism in Higher … – Marsha Blackburn

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senators Marsha Blackburn (R-Tenn.), Jacky Rosen (D-Nev.), James Lankford (R-Okla.), and Chris Van Hollen (D-Md.) are encouraging a swift Senate passage of their resolution that denounces antisemitism at institutions of higher education and pushes college and university leaders, administrators, and faculty to voice their opposition to antisemitism on campus. The resolution comes amid a spike in antisemitic incidents on college campuses across the country.
There Has Been A Spike In Antisemitism On College Campuses Since The Hamas Massacre 
In the aftermath of the terrorist attack on Israel by Hamas on October 7, 2023, there has been a rise in incidents of antisemitism, including hate speech and intimidation, on college campuses and universities in the United States, creating an atmosphere of fear for Jewish students and faculty,” the resolution stated.
Antisemitism Has No Place At Our Institutions Of Higher Education
Acts of hate, discrimination, and violence based on religion or ethnicity have no place at institutions that exist to further education and understanding between diverse student bodies,” the resolution stated.
Colleges Are Obligated To Combat Antisemitism While Protecting Freedom Of Speech
Freedom of speech and expression are foundational principles of institutions of higher education in the United States, but when these principles are used to promote violence, hatred, or discrimination on the basis of religious beliefs, national origin, or ancestry, higher education leaders have the right and an obligation to respond,” the resolution stated.
View the resolution here.


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