Anti-Semitism Awareness Act of 2018

May 23, 2018
October 19, 2018
Referred to House (sub)committee

Like identical bill S. 2940 of 5/23/18, this bill would require the Department of Education to consider anti-Semitism when reviewing alleged violations of Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, which outlawed discrimination based on race, color, religion, sex, or national origin in all federal programs. For the purposes of this bill, anti-Semitism would include efforts to delegitimize or demonize Israel.

Because of the expansive definition of anti-Semitism, critics of the bill saw it as an effort to undermine or marginalize the growing BDS movement.

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