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  • March 2, 2017 – University of San Diego Jewish Student (Jared) “We forget that we’re not totally insulated from hateful extremism as we think we are [in Southern California]” Read more
  • March 2, 2017 – University of San Diego Jewish Student (Amy) “I have not even told my parents that this has happened on our campus because I know it would really upset them, and the impact that would have on them. I definitely will not be telling my grandma because she has members of her family that have been through the holocaust and have such a strong association with that symbol.” Read more
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    Classification Date-Description
    TARGETING JEWISH STUDENTS AND STAFF: GENOCIDAL EXPRESSION;
    HISTORICAL
    2/24/17 – Swastikas were found in the Camino first floor bathroom and the Kroc Institute of Peace and Justice. Date of incident is approximated from article.
    GENOCIDAL EXPRESSION;
    HISTORICAL
    2/20/17 – Swastikas were discovered throughout the week in Mother Rosalie Hill, Copley Library, and the Student Life Pavilion. All incidents occurred in male bathrooms.
    GENOCIDAL EXPRESSION;
    HISTORICAL
    2/15/17 – A swastika was found in a first floor bathroom of Camino Hall. Date of incident is approximated from article.
    GENOCIDAL EXPRESSION;
    HISTORICAL
    2/14/17 – A swastika was discovered in the male bathroom of Kroc Institute of Peace and Justice.
    HARASSMENT 11/11/16 – A Jewish professor revealed that someone left human feces in front of his office a few days after the Nov. 8 election. It was first thought that whoever left the feces selected the location at random, but when a swastika was then discovered in the restroom closest to the professor’s classroom, he reported believing that the feces incident targeted him as a Jewish professor, stating, “I have never been faced with that kind of explicit anti-Semitism. I was shocked.”
    GENOCIDAL EXPRESSION;
    HISTORICAL
    11/11/16 – A swastika was discovered in the restroom closest to a Jewish professor’s classroom in Camino Hall.

     

    In the News ?

    March 7, 2017:
    NBC San Diego – Swastika Signs Found Inside USD Restroom Concern Students, Teachers

    March 6, 2017:
    The San Diego Union-Tribune – USD reports swastikas, other anti-Jewish incidents

    March 2, 2017:
    USD Student Media – SWASTIKAS FOUND ON CAMPUS
    (Description note, “Last week, the University of San Diego community received an email alerting them about swastikas that were found in the Camino first floor bathroom and the Kroc Institute of Peace and Justice. The email, sent by Assistant Vice President and Dean of Students Donald Godwin, promoted unity in the USD community and condemned the behavior…In a separate interview with The USD Vista, Godwin expanded on the situation. “As of Friday, February 24, I am aware of five similar acts of intolerance across the mesa,” Godwin said. “The first was discovered on February 14 in KIPJ; the second was discovered in a first floor bathroom of Camino Hall; additional swastikas were discovered throughout the following week in Mother Rosalie Hill, Copley Library, and the Student Life Pavilion. All incidents occurred in male bathrooms.”)

    December 23, 2015:
    Arutz Sheva – CA students sport Jewish yellow stars to protest Islamophobia

    December 21, 2015:
    The Blaze – Jewish, Pro-Israel Groups Blast Professor for Encouraging Students to Protest ‘Islamophobia’ by Wearing Nazi-Like Yellow Stars

    December 17, 2015:
    Times of San Diego – USD Professor Leads Silent Protest Against Anti-Muslim Rhetoric
    (Description note, “A religious studies professor at the University of San Diego who is concerned about growing anti-Muslim rhetoric has started a silent protest, with students and faculty wearing yellow stars marked “Muslim.” Bahar Davary, associate professor of theology and religious studies, came up with the idea during her class “Islamic Faith and Practice,” an introduction to Islam, and her students suggested several designs. The yellow Star of David is what the Nazis required all Jews to wear prior to the Holocaust. The crescent moon and word “Muslim” draw the connection with today’s politics.”)

     

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