Watch: Unrelenting Anti-Semitism at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champagne
November 5, 2020
Jewish students at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (“UIUC”) have faced an unrelenting campaign of anti-Semitic harassment, according to a new complaint filed with the Department of Education’s Office for Civil Rights.
The complaint, filed on behalf of Jewish students by the Louis D. Brandeis Center for Human Rights Under Law, alleges that UIUC has allowed a hostile environment to proliferate on its campus in violation of Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964. Jewish and pro-Israel students have been subjected to an alarming increase in anti-Semitism and anti-Zionism over the past five years.
Numerous swastikas have been found on UIUC’s campus, Jewish ritual items have been vandalized, and windows of Jewish fraternity houses have been smashed by bricks. Members of Students for Justice in Palestine at UIUC publicly glorify members of U.S. government-designated terrorist organizations and harass Jewish and pro-Israel students.