Jewish Journal


November 1, 2010

‘Beat the Jew’ high school to get tolerance education


A high school where a group of students played a highway chase game called “Beat the Jew” will study a new tolerance curriculum.

Administrators at the La Quinta High School in Southern California and Desert Sands Unified School District have accepted an offer from the Jewish Federation of Palm Springs and Desert Area for anti-bias education to be delivered by the Anti-Defamation League’s “A World of Difference” Institute, the federation’s CEO, Bruce Landgarten, announced on the organization’s website.

Seven of the high school’s seniors were disciplined after playing the game in May in which a willing person, “The Jew,” was blindfolded and left on a nearby highway while members of the other team, “the Nazis,” rode by in cars and tried to tackle and capture the Jew. The game was organized via a Facebook page on which the rules were outlined.

The sessions for the 700-student sophomore class at La Quinta High will begin Tuesday. The classes will work on inspiring empathy, unlearning prejudice, and motivating teens to take action against bullying and bias.

Landgarten wrote that other area schools also will receive the sessions.

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