Daily Archives: April 3, 2017

Anti-Semitic bullying forces Jewish teen from Berlin high school

The story of a 14-year-old who had to change schools to escape anti-Semitism is making headlines in Germany. The boy’s tormentors were of Arab and Turkish descent – making the news even more explosive.

The story about the teenager, which originally ran in the UK newspaper “The Jewish Chronicle,” featured in the weekend editions of many German newspapers as well as the online edition of respected news magazine “Der Spiegel.”
The “Chronicle” reported that 14-year-old “Phillip” (not his real name) transferred from the Gemeinschaftschule in the Friedenau district of Berlin to another school after suffering anti-Semitic abuse. The teenager was subjected to verbal harassment after revealing he was Jewish. He was also grabbed and threatened with a realistic-looking pistol that later turned out to be fake.

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Hate speech in schools concerns Sacramento residents

RANCHO CORDOVA, Calif. (KCRA) —
There are growing concerns about hate crimes in the greater Sacramento region — and across the nation. On Sunday, dozens of people gathered at the Hagan Community Center in Rancho Cordova to speak out about incidents involving bullying and hateful speech directed at members of the Indian-American community.

“People have always wanted their kids to be able to come to America,” Rep. Ami Bera, D-Elk Grove, told the crowded room filled with immigrants.

Some of those immigrants said Indian-American children are being harassed and called names at school.

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