From the Editor

by Susan Weidman Schneider

For Jewish girls on a varsity junior high team at a Long Island high school, ugly stereotypes surfaced this Fall during a field hockey match. Their opponents from another school pushed them around, calling them “dirty Jews” and “JAPs.” The administrators at the school with a majority of Jewish students cancelled the rest of the season’s matches, telling the press that they couldn’t protect their students from further abuses, since the staff at the second school neither condemned their students’ actions appropriately, nor disciplined the offenders.

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