Constructing Campus Conflict

Antisemitism and Islamophobia on Campuses in the United States

Constructing Campus Conflict

Antisemitism and Islamophobia on Campuses in the United States

Supplementary Materials for Research and Discussion to Help Build Human Rights and Civil Liberties on College Campuses

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Islamophobic Prejudice in the United States..........................,........................................ 4
Islamophobia as Xenophobia and Racism ...................................................................... 4
Confrontation: Muslims and Civil Liberties...................................................................... 5
Comments on Islamofascism Awareness Week .............................................................. 8

Historic Contexts:........................................................................................................ 9
Anti-Imperialism, the New Left, and Anti-Racism ............................................................ 9
Conservatives Rebuild after Goldwater......................................................................... 10
Conservatives & the Backlash Strategy........................................................................ 10
Strategic Conservative Funding ................................................................................... 13
Read More About It! ................................................................................................... 13
The Christian Right & the Republican Party.................................................................... 15
Conservative Critique of the Academy ......................................................................... 16
The Political Correctness Campaign.............................................................................. 17
Militarism, Neoconservatism, and Anti-Terrorism .......................................................... 19

Following the Controversy through Documents............................................................. 24
EUMC Working Definition of Antisemitism ..................................................................... 24
On Academic Freedom................................................................................................ 25
Turning a Blind Eye to Campus AntiSemitism?............................................................... 26
Op-Ed: U.S. must enforce policy on campus harassment................................................ 27

Anti-Semitism on Campus........................................................................................... 28
Split on Israel and Academic Freedom ......................................................................... 30
Op-Ed: AJC Gets it Right on Anti-Semitism, At Last ....................................................... 30
Defining Antisemitism Down ....................................................................................... 31
Confronting Internalized Oppression: .......................................................................... 33
Antisemitism, and Jewish Identity ............................................................................... 33
Some Suggestions for the Future................................................................................. 34

Conspiracism and Antisemitism................................................................................... 37
The Protocols and Apocalyptic Antisemitism ................................................................. 37
Conspiracism, Demonization, & Scapegoating .............................................................. 39
Tracking the Trajectories of Conspiracism..................................................................... 39
Left/Right Antisemitism .............................................................................................. 41
The First PersianGulf War ........................................................................................... 42
9/11 “Truth” Conspiracism Grows................................................................................. 46
The Voltaire Network & Antisemitic Conspiracism .......................................................... 49

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