December 17, 2009

IT CAN'T BE ALL TAKE AND NO GIVE:

British High Court Says Jewish School’s Ethnic-Based Admissions Policy Is Illegal (SARAH LYALL, 12/17/09, NY Times)

Britain’s Supreme Court declared Wednesday that it was illegal for a Jewish school that favors Jewish applicants to base its admissions policy on a classic test of Jewishness — whether one’s mother is Jewish.

“One thing is clear about the matrilineal test; it is a test of ethnic origin,” Lord Phillips, president of the court, said in his majority opinion. Under the law, he said, “by definition, discrimination that is based upon that test is discrimination on racial grounds.” [...]

Although it is financed by the state, J.F.S., in North London, is allowed by law to give preference to Jewish applicants.


Jews know better than anyone the high cost of racial hygiene theories.

Posted by Orrin Judd at December 17, 2009 12:29 PM
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