Jewish Identity and Civil Rights in America (Google eBook)

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Cambridge University Press, Aug 30, 2010 - Law
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Given jurisdiction over race and national origin but not religion, federal agents have had to determine whether Jewish Americans constitute a race or national origin group. They have been unable to do so. This has led to enforcement paralysis, as well as explosive internal confrontations and recriminations within the federal government. This book examines the legal and policy issues behind the ambiguity involved with civil rights protections for Jewish students. Written by a former senior government official, this book reveals the extent of this problem and presents a workable legal solution.
  

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Contents

Introduction
1
The Dilemma of Jewish Difference
17
The Jewish Question in Civil Rights Enforcement
26
The New Campus AntiSemitism
49
Criticism
65
First Amendment Issues
76
Misunderstanding Jews and Jew Hatred
81
Institutional Resistance
98
The Originalist Approach
104
Scientific Theories
115
Social Perception
126
The Subjective Approach
154
AntiSemitism as Harm to Racial Identity
173
Conclusion
188
Index
205
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About the author (2010)

Kenneth L. Marcus holds the Lillie and Nathan Ackerman Chair in Equality and Justice in America at the City University of New York's Bernard M. Baruch College School of Public Affairs. He is also Director of the Initiative on Anti-Semitism and Anti-Israelism at the Institute for Jewish and Community Research. Previously, Marcus was the Staff Director at the US Commission on Civil Rights. He speaks widely on college campuses and before community groups, and he publishes prolifically in academic law reviews and opinion journals.

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