Trump’s executive order raises important questions about Jewish identity and free speech
On Dec. 11, President Donald Trump signed an Executive Order Combating Anti-Semitism. The order’s stated intent is to ensure vigorous enforcement of existing civil rights law against “prohibited forms of discrimination rooted in anti-Semitism.” While the goal of combatting anti-Semitism is, of course, laudable, the order raises important concerns about defining Jews as a racial or national group and the suppression of free speech.
Originally published: December 22, 2019
Author: David Wippman
Institution: Hamilton College
Published by: The Hill