HBCUs host program to fix ‘fracture’ between black and Jewish communities

Two HBCUs partnered with the Academic Engagement Network, announcing a “first-of-its-kind” project on Thursday to combat rising antisemitism and “extremist” efforts to divide the black and Jewish communities.

The University of South Carolina received a grant from AEN of up to $75,000, which it will use to launch the new initiative. South Carolina State University and Voorhees University will host the pilot launches this year, and the partnership will expand to “at least six” more HBCUs in the Palmetto State over the next two years.

“There’s repair that has to happen given the antisemitism that we see in the black community,” AEN’s Executive Director Miriam Elman told the Washington Examiner. “Studies show that among young blacks, there is an antisemitism problem. … But we also see HBCUs as being able to stymie the antisemitism that is in the
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