BOSTON (May. 25)
School officials in Manchester are investigating an anti-Semitic hate club at the North Shore junior and senior high school where the parents of Jewish pupils complain that anti-Semitic harassment has become commonplace.
Sol Kolack, director of the New England office of the Anti-Defamation League of B’nai B’rith, announced that the ADL will participate in the investigation and is drafting plans to advise key teachers and school administrators in the area of adolescent prejudices.
Recent investigations at the suburban school uncovered a group, mainly of eighth graders, who call themselves the “Nigger and Jew Haters of America.” There are only five Jews and two Black students in the 515-member student body. So far, one student has been suspended for involvement in the hate club. School officials said, however, that disciplinary action would be the responsibility of parents.