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How Republicans are weaponizing antisemitism to take down DEI

Posted on AllSides December 22nd, 2023
From The Left
Politics, US House, House Republicans, Anti-Semitism, DEI
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The discourse about antisemitism on US college campuses has arrived at an unlikely place. As Jewish students speak out about a rise in antisemitic sentiment amid Israel’s bombardment of Gaza, Republicans have placed the blame on diversity, equity, and inclusion, or DEI, programs.

According to conservative lawmakers, who have now held several hearings on antisemitism, these initiatives — meant to create welcoming learning environments for students from marginalized communities — are one reason some Jewish students feel fearful and unprotected on campus.

“I think DEI is a fraud and what we’re seeing now on campuses...

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