I have nothing against SOCC. In fact, I appreciate their goal of working for disadvantaged minority communities at Stanford. I just wish they would recognize that Jewish students are one such community. I hope SOCC can recognize that what they asked me was wrong. I hope SOCC will apologize and work to address the needs of Jewish students, as well as other minority students.
These religious freedom laws are a threat to the LGBT movement, but not because they are a license to discriminate. They are a distraction, a means of changing the subject. We should prefer a fight against prejudice and real life discrimination over one against the free exercise of religion.
The ideas perpetuated in this article make me feel unsafe on my own campus. The ideas are out there, and they are destructive.
This is the second in a series of three articles written by Aly Cash’16, Jaih Hunter-Hill ’15 and Amrita Rao ’15 reflecting on their experience traveling to Israel over Winter Break on a campus leaders mission sponsored by The David Project. Let us re-introduce you to Forsan Hussein, the Arab Israeli CEO of the Jerusalem…