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Statue of Liberty/Ellis Island Centennial (1984)

Posted on October 3, 2013

“Give me your tired, your poor, Your huddled masses yearning to breathe free. The wretched refuse of your teeming shore, Send these, the homeless, tempest-tossed to me, I lift my lamp beside the golden door.” These words written by Emma Lazarus, inscribed upon the base of the Statue of Liberty, served as a beacon to Continue Reading »

Subversive Control Act (1950)

Posted on October 3, 2013

Whereas, a spirit of hysteria has been manifested in the country as reflected in Congress by the passage of the McCarran Bill which fosters the development of fear and thought control, and Whereas, we firmly believe that this law and similar legislations undermine our freedoms guaranteed in the Bill of Rights, and Whereas, we are Continue Reading »

Supreme Court (1962)

Posted on October 3, 2013

Supreme Court Decision on Reapportionment (1962) The United States Supreme Court decision on the Tennessee Reapportionment Case (Baker vs. Carr) ruled that failure to reapportion legislative seats in State Legislatures to reflect population changes resulted in discrimination against voters in heavily populated areas. It also ruled that voters can bring action in Federal Courts to Continue Reading »

Negative Stereotyping of Jewish Women (1988)

Posted on October 3, 2013

Jewish American Princess “JAP” jokes, far from being harmless humor, are forms of negative stereotyping and prejudice which demean Jewish women. There is a growing use of the negative stereotype of a Jewish American Princess (JAP) as materialistic, self-indulgent, greedy and spoiled. This myth seems to have enjoyed a growing acceptance among Jews and non-Jews Continue Reading »