Connecticut Colleges Do Not Discriminate Against Jewish Applicants

Jewish applicants for admission to college are “still” discriminated against in colleges in New England, outside of Connecticut, and in the Middle Atlantic states, the Connecticut Commission on Civil Rights has reported here on the basis of a preliminary study of college admissions practices.

Rabbi Morris Silverman of Hartford, commission chairman, said there was “no evidence of discrimination on the basis of race, religion or national origin against applicants from Connecticut high schools to any type of four-year college within Connecticut.” The report said the study “indicates that Jewish applicants do not have equal opportunity for admission to colleges of their first choice outside the state.” In 1949 a similar study had found “inequality” in admissions to Connecticut colleges and universities and also to outside institutions.

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