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7 schools investigated for anti-semitism or Islamophobia

Six colleges and one k-12 school are under investigation by the Department of Education for Islamophobia or anti-semitism, reports Axios.

The schools named are Cornell, Columbia University, Lafayette College, Wellesley College, The Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art, and the University of Pennsylvania. One k-12 school in Kansas also faces scrutiny. That being the Maize Unified School District two hours south of Kansas City.

Five of the schools face scrutiny for anti-semitism and the remaining two for Islamophobia.

“Hate has no place in our schools, period. When students are targeted because they are—or are perceived to be—Jewish, Muslim, Arab, Sikh, or any other ethnicity or shared ancestry, schools must act to ensure safe and inclusive educational environments where everyone is free to learn,” Secretary of Education Miguel Cardona said in a statement released to Reuters.

The Anti-Defamation League reports that incidents of anti-semitism increased 400 percent following the attack on Hamas with 190 of the 312 reports directly linked to the war.

Reports to the Council of American Islamic Relations have more than tripled from October 7 through November 4, reported ABC.

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