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April 17, 1987 - Image 30

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The Detroit Jewish News, 1987-04-17

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Friday, April 17, 1987

THE DETROIT JEWISH NEWS

MARIANNE M. SACHS

T

Special to The Jewish News

he University of
Michigan has re-
cently been the focus
of media attention because of
racist incidents on campus.
On Jan. 27, a flyer announc-
ing "open hunting season" on
blacks was slipped under the
door of a dorm room where a
group of black women were
meeting. On Feb. 4, on
university-funded radio sta-
tion WJJX, a student disc
jockey aired a series of anti-
black jokes. This prompted
demonstrations by anti-
racism groups on campus, a
visit by Rev. Jesse Jackson
and promises by President
Harold Shapiro for action on
several of the groups' de-
mands.
These incidents have given
rise to speculation about the
connection between Jews,
anti-Semitism and racism at
the University of Michigan.
While the school is often
facetiously referred to as
"Jew U" because of its rela-
tively high Jewish enroll-
ment, only about 12 percent
(5,000) of the student body is
Jewish. The general percep-
tion is often much higher, an
impression shared by Jews
and non-Jews alike. One stu-
dent, agreeing that there was
some anti-Semitism on cam-
pus, suggested that it was be-
cause "there is a high per-
centage of Jews on this cam-

Marianne Sachs is an Ann
Arbor freelance artist.

pus, maybe even a majority."
A generation ago, Jewish
students, identified as such
on applications, were housed
together in one dorm or on
one floor by administrative
policy. This kind of in-
stitutionalized segregation
has now given way to a more
voluntary segregation among
Jewish students, many of
whom choose to join one of
the six Jewish fraternities or
sororities on campus or elect

"There is a great
deal of
`JAP-bashing.'
People view Jews
as rich brats
whose parents
spoil them."

to live in Mosher-Jordan
dormitory (referred to as
Kosher Jordan). The three
predominantly Jewish
sororities (Sigma Delta Tau,
Delta Phi Epsilon and Alpha
Epsilon Phi) and the three
Jewish fraternities (Alpha
Epsilon Tau, Zeta Beta Tau
and Sigma Alpha Mu) seem
to be most often the targets
of anti-Semitic sentiment,
especially the latter, known
as "Sammy."
Aside from this source of
hostility, students cite
jealousy as a possible reason
for anti-Semitic attitudes on
campus. One student ex-
plained, "I have found that
people have a negative
stereotype of Jews on this
campus. There is a great deal

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