SDSU investigates students’ anti-Semitic social media posts
San Diego-The leaders of San Diego State University are investigating anti-Semitic social media posts from students, which they say belittle the Jewish community.
According to a letter sent to the community on Wednesday, university officials are working with the San Diego State University police to “quickly assess the situation.”
This letter was signed by J. Luke Wood, SDSU’s Vice President of Student Affairs and Campus Diversity.
The letter read: “SDSU strongly condemns language or marginalization, anti-Semitism, racism, and hatred.” “Secondly, the university is taking action on this and other recent (although not related) incidents of concern. These events are the goals of the members of our Jewish community.”
Although many students who have spoken to FOX 5 have not read the post themselves, the words of this harmful language spread quickly on campus.
Nathan Schweldock said: “Apart from what you actually see, one of the biggest harms is knowing that evil exists somewhere in the world.”
“To be honest, I am not surprised,” said Cole Thorpe, a Jewish student at the university. “It’s disgusting.”
Some students like Thorpe also pointed out that this is not the first time this has happened in recent months.In March, the swastika was discovered Painted on the side of the campus building.
Thorpe said: “The rabbi of the local Chabad house, his private house was broken into, and people stole his things.” “The suspect is an SDSU student.”
Hillel of San Diego runs a program on the SDSU campus and is included in the university’s partnership with the Anti-Defamation League. Hillel also participated in the newly formed anti-Semitic task force established by SDSU last month.
Hillel of San Diego Executive Director Karen Parry said: “As a Jewish leader, you will see this at any time.” “None of these are acceptable. It’s too much at once. Time.”
The school is considering possible policy changes in response to anti-Semitism on campus.
“Anti-Semitism will not go away,” Parry said. “It is changing, especially in the pandemic. A lot of content has been seen online, so it is becoming more and more annoying, so we must be vigilant.”