Tennessee Puts Off Effort To Define 'Anti-Semitism' On Campus After Students Say It's Not A Problem
Tennessee lawmakers are delaying until next year a proposal to define anti-Semitic speech on college campuses.
The move came after several University of Tennessee-Knoxville students testified Wednesday that hate speech is not a problem at their school.
The proposal, known as the Anti-Semitism Awareness Act or House Bill 885, responded to a social media debate that erupted last fall over the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. Some UT-Knoxville students say they received anti-Semitic comments.
But Jordan Schipowitz, a senior and the past president of the Jewish organization Hillel, told lawmakers that didn't match up with what she'd seen.