Judge: Jewish Heritage Can Be Basis for Race Discrimination

The Associated Press’ Michael Kunzelman reports that a Louisiana judge has ruled that Jewish people are a class protected from racial discrimination in employment decisions. The decision comes from a civil case filed by Joshua Bonadona against Louisiana College, which declined to hire him because of his “Jewish blood.” U.S. Magistrate Jack Hornsby, in his decision on the case, writes, “Jewish citizens have been excluded from certain clubs or neighborhoods, and they have been denied jobs and other opportunities based on the fact that they were Jewish, with no particular concern as to a given individual’s religious leanings.”

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