Antisemitism on campus – A student rights briefing
A new briefing released by Student Rights, ‘Antisemitism on Campus’, details a number of examples of the ways in which antisemitism has manifested on campuses across the UK since 2011.
The briefing documents how speakers with a history of making antisemitic remarks or recycling antisemitic tropes have been given platforms on several UK campuses, as well as detailing incidents of verbal and physical abuse against Jewish students.
It also makes clear that too often student society social media pages have been ungoverned areas where antisemitic abuse and conspiracies are freely shared.
The briefing documents a number of posts made on these pages that spread hatred or repeat antisemitic conspiracy theories which would likely not be tolerated were they repeated by a student or speaker at an event.