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The Detroit Jewish News, 1976-07-02

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Friday, July 2, 1976 35

THE DETROIT JEWISH NEWS

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A "NAME"

HAL
GORDON

`American Jews Are Ignored
in Teaching American History'

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groups in the United States.
Where are the Jews?
So asks Ann P. Bourman
in an article entitled "Where
Are The Jews" in the April
1976 issue of The American
Teacher.
Do students in our junior
and senior high schools
learn about American Jews?
Based on her teaching ex-
perience in the Los Angeles
schools, the answer is no.
The basic California State
textbook currently used in
eighth-grade history classes
clearly acknowledges the
role of minority groups in
American society and con-
demns the descrimination
that has plagued them all.
Of the Jews, it mentions
only that they came to the
United States from Eu-
rope, lived in tenements,
suffered discrimination,
and presently send their
children to college in great
numbers. Joseph Pulitzer,
Samuel Compers, Jonas
Salk, are mentioned. None
is indentified as a Jew.
The basic textbook used
in 11th-grade U.S. history
gives little attention to any
minority group.
Anti-Semitism is not dis-
cussed — no Father Cough-
lin or Henry Ford, little- of
discrimination in housing,
clubs, jobs and hotels.
One short, inadequate
book on the Jews in Amer-
ica is all that is available in
the Los Angles schools, even
though the district fur-
nishes dozens of supplemen-
tary titles concerning
Asians, Indians, Blacks,
Mexicans, and various
groups of European immi-
grants. The 700,000 Jews of
the greater Los Angeles
area are poorly represented.
Should Jews be glad
they are rarely singled
out, taking this as a sign
they are accepted as part
of the white majority, or
should they insist upon
recognition as a unique
group? The former view
would be valid if America
were a society with fewer
racial, religious, and eth-
nic prejudices than it has.
Keeping the Jew invisible
in American history may
indicate ignorance and
lack of recognition of an
important group rather
than full acceptance.
She argues for the latter
view. First, education may

Mail Being Opened

TEL AVIV (ZINS) — Is-
raeli authorities have re-
cently intensified censor-
ship of overseas mail to
combat illegal transactions
in foreign currency, accord-
ing to Ma'ariv. Officials are
opening mail coming from
abroad in order to collect ev-
idence of illegal currency
transactions.

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help combat prejudice. Ov-
ert, vicious anti-Semitism is
no longer stylish, but ac-
cording to a recent study by
the University of California,
anti-Semitism is still wide-
spread among almost a
third of Americans.
Second, Jewish children,
as much as the children of
any other group, need to
develop pride in their cul-
ture and heritage.
Third, accurate American
history should applaud the
achievements of all groups
in American society.
Textbooks adopted in the
future must include the his-
tory, accomplishments, and
problems of American Jews.
Teachers should be trained
in sensitivity and subject
matter.
Today Jews fare well in
our society and certainly
cannot claim to have prob-
lems as great as those suf-
fered by other groups. Their
voluntarily immigration,
their white skin, the availa-
bility of unskilled jobs at
the time of their arrival,
their strong family and cul-
tural background, their
drive for education, and the
religious freedom of Amer-
ica all aided their rapid
progrsss out of the slums
and into good jobs and
neighborhoods.
Perhaps textbook and
curriculum writers have
thus assumed that Jews
have no unique history or
problems. But job and so-
cial discrimination
against Jews still exist in
some places. Anti-Semitic
name-calling and stereo-
types have not vanished.
The "energy crisis" eli-
cited falsely based com-
ments against Jews. Jews
are incorrectly accused of
dual loyalty if they show
sympathy for Israel.
Thus, she concludes, as ig-
norance and prejudice
against other groups must
be combatted with appro-
priate education, so must it
be done for the American
Jews.

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