Jewish Identity and Civil Rights in America

Jewish Identity and Civil Rights in America

by Kenneth L. Marcus


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780521127455
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication date: 09/30/2010
Pages: 224
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.60(d)

About the Author

Kenneth L. Marcus holds the Lillie and Nathan Ackerman Chair in Equality and Justice in America at the City University of New York� 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.

Table of Contents

1. The dilemma of Jewish difference; 2. The Jewish question in civil rights enforcement; 3. The nature of the new campus anti-Semitism; 4. Criticisms; 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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