- Barry Kosmin: U.S. tradition of tolerance is challenged by incidents of anti-Semitism on campus
- He says a majority of Jewish students surveyed reported experiencing or witnessing anti-Semitism
Barry Kosmin is a professor at Trinity College in Hartford, Connecticut, and director of the Institute for the Study of Secularism in Society and Culture. The opinions expressed in this commentary are his.
(CNN)The story of the Jews in the United States is a testament to "American exceptionalism" and stands in contrast to a long history of discrimination and pariah status in Europe and Muslim lands. In fact, the economic prosperity and social standing of America's Jews shows that generally they have fared better than many other minorities.