civil rights

  • See Teachers Union Playing Down Black Anti-semitism in Ocean Hill-brownsville

    The Jewish-led, predominantly Jewish United Federation of Teachers, which had been accused of exaggerating black anti-Semitism as an issue in last fall’s teachers’ strikes, today was apparently playing down the issue. The current issue of the union’s weekly “United Teachers,” carried an article headlined, “Black Anti-Semitism Seen As Exaggerated Issue by Parents and Staff of… More ▸

  • Rabbinical Assembly Told of Efforts to Strengthen Conservative Movement in Israel

    The president of the Rabbinical Assembly, the rabbinical arm of Conservative Judaism, called today for new efforts to establish a strong Conservative movement in Israel, Rabbi Ralph Simon of Chicago, addressing 500 rabbis assembled here for the international rabbinical association’s 69th annual convention, enumerated steps already taken to achieve that objective. He said the Israel… More ▸

  • Rabbi Says Negro Clergy Have ‘significant’ Role in Black Anti-semitism

    An Orthodox rabbinical leader charged today that Negro clergymen have a “highly significant” role in the inception and spread of black anti-Semitism, either by failing to discourage it or by originating it and serving as a “core of racial antagonism.” The charge was made by Rabbi Jacob J. Hecht, executive vice-president of the National Committee… More ▸

  • New Jewish-negro Group Warns of Confrontation if University Cuts Student Admissions

    A hitherto undisclosed group of Negro and Jewish leaders working for amity between the races warned here yesterday that potential budget cuts and reduced student admissions at City University could result in “a new confrontation between religious and racial groups” worse than the one that arose from last year’s New York City teachers’ strike. The… More ▸

  • Goldberg Says Publicity Exaggerates Extent of Negro Anti-semitism in U.S.

    Arthur J. Goldberg, president of the American Jewish Committee, charged here today that publicity was responsible for exaggerating the extent of Negro anti-Semitism in the United States. Mr. Goldberg, a former Justice of the U.S. Supreme Court and former U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations, addressed a meeting of the Anglo-Jewish Association. More ▸

  • Los Angeles Negro Mayoralty Candidate Raps Black Anti-semitism

    The only Negro candidate for Mayor of Los Angeles told an audience of Jewish community leaders here that any “Negro leader who is silent on black anti-Semitism is not serving his people or the rest of society.” City Councilman Thomas Bradley declared, “The black anti-Semite does not represent the views of the majority of the… More ▸

  • Conservative Leader Criticizes Christians on Israel, Negro Anti-semitism Issues

    A lay leader of Conservative Judaism claimed here today that Christian leadership in general has failed to understand and support the Jewish position on Israel or to speak out against manifestations of Negro anti-Semitism. Henry. N. Rapaport, national president of the United Synagogue of America, made his charges at a press conference during a visit… More ▸

  • Negro Editor Urges Black Power Proponents to Emulate Jewish Drive for Excellence

    A Negro editor called upon proponents of Black Power to emulate the Jewish drive for success and go after “Black excellence.” Louis Martin, editor of Sengstacke Publications, said in a column in the Chicago Daily Defender, a Negro newspaper, that “there is something to Jewish culture, some dynamic factor that seems to impel them to… More ▸

  • Penna. Aj Committee Backs Bill Denying Liquor Licenses to Discriminating Clubs

    The American Jewish Committee has endorsed a bill pending in the State Legislature that would deny liquor licenses to clubs that engaged in discrimination. The endorsement was contained in letters to the bill’s sponsors, House majority leader Rep. K. Leroy Irvis and State Sen. Frederick H. Hobbs, written by J.C. Leff and Dr. Murray Friedman,… More ▸

  • BBYO Head Calls for Dialogue Between Young Jews, Negroes to Ease Racial Tensions

    The leader of the B’nai B’rith Youth Organization said today that a dialogue between Jewish and black young may succeed in healing relations between the two groups. Dr. Max F. Baer, national director of the BBYO said that research by the B’nai B’rith Anti-Defamation League showed that young Negroes represent the most militant and anti-Semitic… More ▸