U of California Board Approves Intolerance Statement

March 25, 2016

The University of California's full Board of Regents voted Thursday to endorse a controversial statement against intolerance that condemns anti-Semitism, including "some forms of anti-Zionism." The so-called Principles Against Intolerance encourage faculty members and others to challenge "intolerance" on campus, but they do not provide additional basis for enforcement or sanctions.

Jewish groups say this is an important step toward halting the anti-Semitism they say is growing on UC campuses, whereas others warn these principles, which do not specify which forms of anti-Zionism are anti-Semitic, may inhibit free speech on campus.

More information on the principles and evolution can be found here and here.

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