Monday, August 1, 2016

Stemming the tide of campus hate against Jews and Christians

Over the past decade, U.S. college campuses have experienced a rising tide of anti-Semitism, including violent attacks, threatening behavior, and discriminatory harassment. Likewise, Christians on college campuses have increasingly become the targets of overt, hostile behavior by some colleges and student organizations.

Compounding the victimization, a number of prominent colleges and universities have failed to adequately enforce campus and legal policies designed to protect students against religious and ethnic harassment. Additionally, the current U.S. Department of Education under President Obama has failed to vigorously enforce civil rights anti-harassment and discrimination prohibitions against colleges and universities that receive federal funding, allowing a toxic atmosphere of mistrust, hate and violence against Jewish and Christian students to fester on many campuses.
Because of this the Southeastern Legal Foundation has stepped in with its Student Freedom & Safety Project to stem the tide of harassment against Jewish and Christian students and their organizations.
This week on FOT, Todd Young, Executive Director for Southeastern Legal Foundation,
Todd Young
will join us to discuss the project and concerns about the religious freedom rights of students. Southeastern Legal is an Atlanta-based constitutional public interest law firm and national policy center.  Todd has served with the Foundation since 1994, directing policy, outreach and media relations programs.  Listed since 1998 in The Heritage Foundation's Guide to Public Policy Experts, he is published regularly in national newspapers and magazines and appears on television news and radio programs. He received a B.A. in English from Davidson College, Davidson, NC, and a J.D. from Georgia State University College of Law. 
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