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ERIC Number: EJ1041247
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2014-May
Pages: 8
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 33
ISSN: EISSN-1940-1639
Stuck in the Middle with Jews: Religious Privilege and Jewish Campus Life
Goren, Seth
Journal of College and Character, v15 n2 p125-132 May 2014
Many scholars have examined religious privilege in society and on campus, evidencing the privileged place Christianity generally enjoys and the marginalization that Jews often encounter, regardless of the school they attend. That said, in considering the Jewish higher education experience, something else is at play here. When juxtaposed with atheists, agnostics, Hindus, Muslims, and other non-Christians, Jews as a group enjoy perks not available to others. While these benefits are uneven, are overshadowed by Christian privilege, and coexist with ongoing anti-Jewish sentiments, it is undeniable that Jews on today's college and university campuses enjoy unearned advantages over those who are neither Jewish nor Christian. This article explores the peculiar position Jews occupy on campus: marginalization in Christianity-privileging settings, but primacy among non-Christians.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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