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“Ricky [Nierva] and I talked a lot about the idea of having rolling hills and curving paths and buildings behind buildings, so that you felt like there was always something around the corner. Because that’s what college life is like; that’s what being that age is like. You feel like you could do anything, like there’s something new wherever you go.” —Dan Scanlon

An Open Letter to The Non-Jewish World

Chanukah is coming. You all know it, whether you are jewish or not, because western society likes to paint Chanukah alongside Xmas, because it isn’t enough to commercialize just one religion’s holiday.

Some of you might think to wish jewish friends, or jewish acquaintences, or even jewish bloggers you follow -or not - on tumblr, a Happy Chanukah. And you’ll wonder why you get a scathing or scolding, or bitterly sarcastic response from any of us. I’ll explain it ahead of time so you don’t have to wonder. 

All year round, since last Chanukah, there have been spikes in antisemitism all over the world. Jews in New York City, in London, in Paris… Jews all over the western world are afraid for their lives. There are stabbings or shootings every day, and people fleeing home. In some countries -like France and Belgium-, military personnel stationed outside of Jewish places of worship serve as a daily reminder that if they weren’t there, the building would be heavily vandalized or burned to the ground. Jews in colleges throughout the western world do not feel safe attending classes because of the rabid antisemites that harrass or threaten them with violence or death daily. In Israel, innocent people, who have nothing to do with any occupation have been slaughtered, whether it be by knives, or hatchets, or guns- Whether it be in the street, or in their homes, or in the middle of a prayer service as they pour out their hearts to the one above. Jews in Arab countries have been told by their governments to convert to Islam, or be deported, or die. Communities that have been around for 3000 years have been depleted to literally nothing.

And in the rest of society? In Europe, in The United States, in Africa, in South America – It doesn’t matter - far from taking action, or even condemning these attacks… people justify them. They claim that the Jewish child in Paris deserves to die because of something a government far away is doing. They claim that a Jewish shop in Los Angeles needs to take responsibility for something they heard second-hand, from someone who was browsing on Stormfront or from reading a neo-Nazi blog.

They even have said – and we’ve heard them say – That “Hitler was right”, and they chant it again and again, on prestigious college campuses in The United States, or in Britain. And some of them would even support another genocide of another 6 million Jews. They say the world would be better off without. And anyone who isn’t justifying it? They’re silent. They ignore that it is happening. And silence is consent.

Now you’re all waking up for your once-a-year lip-service to wish us a Happy Chanukah? Of course we’re bitter.

If it comes to it, G-d Forbid, we’ll all move to the moon -or something like that, just in order to live without the fear of being stabbed while walking down the street or beaten to death while saying our evening prayers. And after a few years, you’ll realize how horrible it would be to live in a world without the Jewish people. And you’ll literally destroy yourselves over it. And you will have done it to yourself. We won’t step in, and we won’t feel sorry for you.
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“I don’t play colleges but I hear a lot of people tell me, ‘Don’t go near colleges, they’re so PC.’ Hey, I’ll give you an example. My daughter’s 14. My wife says to her, ‘Well, you know, in the next couple of years, I think maybe you’re going to want to hang around the city more on the weekends so you can see boys.’ You know, my daughter says, ‘That’s sexist.’ They just want to use these words. ‘That’s racist. That’s sexist. That’s prejudice.’ They don’t even know what they’re talking about.”

UCD Campus: Gender Neutral Restrooms

Every college campus needs these. To learn more about GNRs click here.

Here is a list of common gender neutral restrooms on the UC Davis Campus:

  • Academic Surge - 1st Floor
  • Art - 1st Floor
  • Art Studio - 1st Floor
  • Bainer Hall - Basement
  • Briggs Hall - 2nd Floor
  • Cross Cultural Center - Inside Center
  • Everson Hall - Near room 223
  • Freeborn Hall
  • Haring Hall - 1st Floor
  • Hoagland Hall - 1st Floor
  • King Hall - 1st and 2nd Floors
  • LGBT Center - Inside Center
  • Old Firehouse
  • P.E.S. - 1244
  • S. S. H. - 5th Floor
  • South Silo
  • Tercero Trailer
  • University House
  • Walker Hall
  • Wyatt Theater - Dressing Rooms
  • Young Hall - Basement

complete list: click here