SAN FRANCISCO (CBS/AP) — The University of California has revised a proposed policy on intolerance to include “anti-Zionism” and antisemitism as forms of discrimination that won’t be tolerated on UC’s 10 campuses.
The draft document released Tuesday was applauded by Jewish organizations that had demanded more be done to protect students against anti-Semitism after several high-profile incidents, including one in which swastikas were spray-painted on a Jewish fraternity house.READ MORE: COVID: Santa Clara Bible Study Group Wins Supreme Court Fight Over Home Gatherings
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A version of the measure presented last year was rejected by Jewish groups who said it didn’t go far enough to address antisemitism on campuses.MORE NEWS: Update: USF Student Who Hung Noose Off Dorm Room Balcony Expelled
The UC Board of Regents is scheduled to vote on the proposed “Statement of Principles Against Intolerance” at its meeting on March 23 in San Francisco.