Antisemitic tweets, threats could prompt changes to Michigan’s civil rights law
"Protections to Jewish people, both as a religion and an ethnicity, could be added to Michigan’s Elliott-Larsen Civil Rights Act under legislation recently introduced in the state House this month.
Sponsored by Rep. Noah Arbit, D-West Bloomfield, House Bill 4327 would amend the civil rights act to include ethnicity as a protected class – highlighting in particular that discrimination because of ethnicity includes antisemitism.
There are already protections for those who practice Judiasm under the religion portion of the act.
...Covered under “antisemitism” would include making dehumanizing or stereotypical allegations about Jewish people, including the myth that Jews as a monolith control institutions like banks or media outlets, or holding all Jews responsible for the conduct of Israel...
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