Forty per cent of the students of City College in their search for employment encountered anti-Jewish discrimination, mostly among the big corporations of New York City. This is the statement made in the City College Evening Session weekly paper, The Reporter, by Nelson Jarschauer, in answer to the statement Dr. Frederick B. Robinson, president of City College, made recently in an interview with the New York Telegram, in New York, in which he stated that there is no discrimination against the Jew.
During an unemployment poll which the paper undertook recently, the question was asked, “In your search for a position have you found racial or religious discrimination to be a serious obstacle?” was answered in the affirmative by the forty per cent of those replied.
“Basing our statements on these letters and upon other irreproachable testimony,” says Mr. Jarschauer, “we assert that the Standard Oil Company for one, makes no secret of its antipathy for men of Hebrew origin. The Edison Company, for another, has turned down many electrical geniuses because of their religious beliefs. The New York Telephone Company disguises its bigotry with percentage policy which deceives no one. It is their opinion that such a quota of Jewish employment takes them out of the bigot class.”