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The 40 Worst Colleges


Jewish Students, 2017

Jewish Population on Campus


12. Oberlin College

Oberlin, Ohio

Privilege, in all its different manifestations, is a frequent topic of discussion on many college campuses. But this October, Oberlin College was plastered with posters calling for the end of “Jewish privilege.” The incident — which was denounced by the university’s president — follows the 2016 exposure of former Oberlin professor Joy Karega, who claimed that Israel and “Rothschild-led banksters” were behind a number of global calamities, including the downing of Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 and the rise of ISIS. While Karega was ultimately fired, some Jewish students have indicated that the campus at large is hostile to those who refuse to renounce Zionism. In April, more than 100 alumni and six former and current Oberlin faculty members signed an open letter warning that “hostility toward Israel” at the liberal arts college “triggers blatant attacks of antisemitism.” The accusation was dismissed by the school's president, who argued that it fails to accurately represent “Oberlin College and contemporary Jewish life on our campus.” (Photo credit: Wikipedia.)

Jewish Population on Campus


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