March 28, 2016
The University of Minnesota should be commended for its swift action and condemnation of the flyers
Minneapolis, MN — Steve Hunegs, executive director of the Jewish Community Relations Council of Minnesota and the Dakotas (JCRC), issued the following statement condemning the hateful and anti-Semitic flyers received at the University of Minnesota:
"The JCRC condemns the hateful messages espoused and contained within the flyers received at the University of Minnesota on March 25. Printers and fax machines at multiple universities around the country began unexpectedly printing anti-Semitic and racist flyers. The flyers reference anti-Semitic conspiracy theories and call for people to join white-supremacist movements.
"The JCRC commends the University of Minnesota and its newly formed Bias Response Team for its swift condemnation of the flyers. The JCRC has worked with Minnesota Hillel and students at the University of Minnesota over the past year to confront anti-Semitic issues on campus.
"We urge anyone with information about the printing of the flyers to come forward. We have every confidence that law enforcement will investigate this incident thoroughly.
"We call on all people of goodwill to recoil at these ideologies and tactics. We will remain vigilant in taking a stand against those who admire the atrocities of Nazism."
As the public affairs voice of the Jewish community, the JCRC fights anti-Semitism and prejudice, advocates for Israel, provides Holocaust education, promotes tolerance and social justice, and builds bridges across the Jewish and broader communities.