Jewish students plan to sue universities over antisemitism

Jewish college students in the United States are gearing up to sue elite universities like Cornell and Harvard over allegations that the universities have turned a blind eye in the face of rampant antisemitism on campuses, writes Natalie Musumeci for Business Insider.

The lead attorney handling the soon-to-be-filed lawsuits, Mark Ressler of the New York City-based firm Kasowitz Benson Torres LLP, said in an interview on Tuesday 31 October that antisemitism on college campuses has long been a problem, but that the deadly 7 October terrorist attacks by Hamas on Israel “poured a lot of fuel on an already raging fire … There has been an explosion of antisemitism on college campuses around the country and we had been looking at this issue prior to the massacre on 7 October.”

Ressler told Business Insider the law firm is planning to file multiple suits in the coming weeks and months against several colleges, including Harvard, Cornell, New York University, Massachusetts Institute of Technology and Stanford University, accusing the universities of violating Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, which prohibits race discrimination by any entity receiving federal funds. The news of the planned suits was first reported by Fox Business on Monday 30 October.
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