Sunday, April 15, 2018

SC Becomes 1st State to Pass Ed Anti-Semitic Law; Allows Educators to Confront Anti-Jewish Bigotry

South Carolina became the first state in the U.S. to pass legislation to protect students from anti-Semitic acts, the World Israel News website reports today (April 15, 2018).

The State Senate and House of Representatives approved the legislation, and South Carolina Governor Henry McMaster has expressed support for the bill and is expected to sign it into law.

"Anti-Semitism, and the forces that have led to its resurgence, are not representative of the values of South Carolina," said State Representative Alan Clemmons, who authored the legislation.

The South Carolina bill will help break down the barriers in the fight against anti-Semitism by providing educators and administrators with a clear and uniform definition to recognize anti-Jewish bigotry, according to the Louis D. Brandeis Center for Human Rights Under the Law.

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