Jewish identity and civil rights in America / Kenneth L. Marcus.

Marcus, Kenneth L. author.
Other Title:
Jewish Identity & Civil Rights in America
Cambridge : Cambridge University Press, 2010.
1 online resource (xi, 211 pages) : digital, PDF file(s).
Jews -- United States -- Identity.
Jews -- Civil rights -- United States.
Antisemitism -- United States.
United States -- Ethnic relations.
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.
Machine generated contents note: 1. The dilemma of Jewish difference; 2. The Jewish question in civil rights enforcement; 3. The new campus anti-Semitism; 4. Criticism; 5. First Amendment issues; 6. Misunderstanding Jews and Jew hatred; 7. Institutional resistance; 8. The originalist approach; 9. Scientific theories; 10. Social perception; 11. The subjective approach; 12. Anti-Semitism as harm to racial identity.
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9780511779565 (ebook)
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