Campus Monitor - College of William and Mary

Student Voices

  • April 3, 2017 – College of William and Mary Jewish Student (Jonah) “There’s a lot of little stuff that occurs on campus. For every swastika, there’s a million little conversations that go on that are much more harmful than that. Everyone can get behind, ‘Alright, there’s a swastika. That’s ridiculous, that’s not OK. But for the little conversations that are more political in nature people just assume that it’s OK to say, ‘Well, you’re a Zionist, so I don’t like you,’ and that’s part of our culture.” Read more
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    Antisemitism Tracker

    Total Antisemitic Activity:

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    Classification Date-Description
    TARGETING JEWISH STUDENTS AND STAFF: GENOCIDAL EXPRESSION;
    HISTORICAL
    11/15/16 – Graffiti containing the words, “Go Trump” where the letter “T” was replaced with a swastika was found in a residence hall bathroom.
    ANTISEMITIC EXPRESSION: DEMONIZATION;
    DELEGITIMIZATION
    4/3/18 – An article in the student paper covering “Israeli Apartheid Week” quoted SJP members making delegitimizing statements of “Apartheid Week was focused on educating the campus about Israeli actions that classify it as an apartheid regime,” as well as saying that a “regime that is discriminatory and oppressive is an apartheid regime.” The article further explained SJP’s connection with Lambda Alliance, saying, “SJP has a common connection with Lambda because of their mutual concern with the phenomenon of ‘pinkwashing,’ which he described as a term coined by Palestinian activists to describes the Israeli media’s promotion and acceptance of the LGBTQ+ tourism industry in order to falsely promote an image of progressiveness and tolerance.”
    DELEGITIMIZATION 3/26/18 – SJP tabled on campus as part of “Israeli Apartheid Week.” A large banner on the table delegitimized Israel, stating, “We stand with refugees and Palestinians under apartheid.”
    BDS ACTIVITY: BDS EVENT 3/29/18 – As part of “Israeli Apartheid Week,” SJP held the event, “Boycott. Divest. Sanction Presentation.”

     

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    SJP at W&M

    Facebook, Source Credit: SJP at W&M (March 26, 2018)


     

    Source Credit: WTVR.com (November 17, 2016)

    Source Credit: WTVR.com (November 17, 2016)


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    BDS Tracker

    No divestment vote has taken place.


    BDS Instigators: Student & Faculty


    STUDENT BDS

    Student Group(s) Promoting BDS: 1

    SJP *currently inactive

    FACULTY BDS

    Number of Faculty Endorsing the Academic Boycott of Israel: 2

    1. Stephen Sheehi
    2. Brad Weiss

    AMCHA Activism

    There are currently no AMCHA Initiative campaigns for this campus.