Campus Monitor - Clark University

Student Voices

  • February 4, 2016 Clark University Jewish Student (Hannah) – “Usually, they [SJP] assume that since I’m black, that I can’t be Jewish. They usually ask me if I’m adopted, and if they know that Jews can be colors other than white, they ask me if I’m Ethiopian. Many black students have told me that they see me as less black, not because my mom is white, but because she and I are Jewish. I do not think that my peers think that anti-Semitism exists at a PWI [Predominantly white institution] that is 33 percent Jewish, but it’s actually really bad. Most people think that anti-Semitism doesn’t exist and is only a religion issue, not anything having to do with appearance. But, I can attest personally that this isn’t true.” Read more
  • December 18, 2015 – Clark University Jewish Student (Lilia) “As a Jewish student, I feel unsafe on my campus.” Read more
  • October 31, 2015 – Clark University Jewish Student (Seth) “The doodling of a Swastika on a wall is not simply a minute act, it is an attack on my very right to live as a Jew. It isn’t a joke, it is a declaration of war.” Read more

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    Antisemitism Tracker

    Total Antisemitic Activity:

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    ClassificationDate-Description
    TARGETING JEWISH STUDENTS AND STAFF:GENOCIDAL EXPRESSION;
    DENIGRATION;
    HISTORICAL
    3/25/16 – An antisemitic flier was distributed to networked printers and fax machines on campus. The flier had swastikas and said, “White Man are you Sick and Tired of the Jews Destroying Your Country through Mass Immigration and Degeneracy? Join Us in the Struggle for Global White Supremacy at the Daily Stormer.”
    GENOCIDAL EXPRESSION;
    INTIMIDATION;
    HISTORICAL;
    DENYING JEWS SELF-DETERMINATION
    2/12/16 – Clark University Hillel was the target of genocidal expression when an individual posted a comment on Clark University Hillel’s Facebook page that called for “death to Israel and to all Jews.” The comment was reported to University Police and Clark’s Bias Incident Response Team.
    HARASSMENT;
    DENIGRATION;
    DEMONIZATION
    11/18/15 – Clark University hosted a school-wide Forum on Race at which a Jewish student’s anonymously submitted comment expressing that Students for Justice in Palestine’s methods make her feel targeted, were booed by nearly everyone present, while an audience member’s loud disruptive screams that Israel was a “terrorist country,” were loudly cheered.
    GENOCIDAL EXPRESSION;
    INTIMIDATION;
    HISTORICAL
    10/30/15 – A swastika was drawn on the school library’s fourth-floor wall.
    ANTISEMITIC EXPRESSION:DELEGITIMIZATION4/5/16 – SJP held the event, “Settler Colonialism: A Discussion” which delegitimized Israel and falsely accused Israel of settler-colonialism.
    DEMONIZATION;
    DELEGITIMIZATION;
    BDS ACTIVITY (BDS EVENT)
    11/22/15 – The Clark University SJP hosted a discussion about “putting pressure on the State of Israel to cease its apartheid system. We will specifically focus on the strategy of Boycott, Divestment, and Sanctions.”
    DELEGITIMIZATION;
    BDS ACTIVITY (CALLS FOR BDS)
    4/1/15 – Clark SJP sponsored a talk by Clark senior Amira Al-Dasouqi entitled “How Occupation Affects Palestinian Women: Looking at Sexual and Gender Based Violence.” In her talk, Al-Dasouqi demonized and delegitimized Israel by falsely claiming that “sexual violence is embedded in the ‘Israeli settler-colonial project'” and falsely accusing Israelis of “violating and destroying” Palestinian women’s bodies to prevent them from reproducing, of “ethnic cleansing,” of “Israeli state crimes,” and of “apartheid”. She also promoted BDS and encouraged the audience to join in the BDS movement.
    BDS ACTIVITY:BDS EVENTS3/30/15 – Clark University SJP hosted Professor Sami Hermiz to speak about BDS and how to “put pressure on the Israeli government to end its oppressive policies.”

     

    In the News ?

    September 26, 2017:
    Telegram.com – Racist, anti-Semitic stickers found posted on Clark U. buildings

    December 18, 2015:
    The Jewish Advocate – Local Jewish college student refuses to be intimidated

    October 2015: Times of Israel – A swastika is found in a study room.

    February 25, 2014: EVENT: Student Panel: Why Israel is an Apartheid State (description note: “Come hear two graduate students discuss why Israel is an apartheid state. Featuring Yuval Idan, born and raised in Israel, and Ronza Al-Madbouh, born and raised in Palestine.”)

    thumbs-up December 30, 2013: UNIVERSITY STATEMENT – Statement on Israel Academic Boycott

     

    Photo Album - Campus Antisemitism

    Source Credit: A swastika is found in a study room, October 2015

    Source Credit: A swastika is found in a study room, October 2015


    Source Credit: Clark University Students for Justice in Palestine Facebook, February 27, 2014

    Source Credit: Clark University Students for Justice in Palestine Facebook, February 27, 2014


    Source Credit: Clark University Students for Justice in Palestine Facebook, February 27, 2014

    Source Credit: Clark University Students for Justice in Palestine Facebook, February 27, 2014


    Source Credit: Clark University Students for Justice in Palestine Facebook, February 26, 2014

    Source Credit: Clark University Students for Justice in Palestine Facebook, February 26, 2014


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    BDS Tracker

    No divestment vote has taken place.


    BDS Instigators: Student & Faculty


    STUDENT BDS

    Student Group(s) Promoting BDS: 3

    1. Students for Palestinian Rights
    2. We Divest (TIAA-CREF)
    3. SJP

    FACULTY BDS

    Number of Faculty Endorsing the Academic Boycott of Israel: 1

    1. Anita Fabos

     


    AMCHA Activism

    There are currently no AMCHA Initiative campaigns for this campus.