Calif. high school ends 'Beat the Jew' game
LA QUINTA, Calif. — Seven seniors at a Southern California high school were facing disciplinary action for participating in a game called "Beat the Jew" in which losers were subjected to "incineration" or "enslavement," a school administrator said Friday.
The game involved some students playing the role of Nazis who blindfolded and dropped off other students playing Jews who must find their way back to the campus, said Sherry Johnstone, assistant superintendent of personnel for Desert Sands Unified School District.
It was not immediately clear what either punishment comprised for losing players, she said.
Seven seniors at La Quinta High School could be suspended or barred from graduation, among other measures, Johnstone said.
"This is appalling to us," she said. "We want our students to understand the horror of a title like this."
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Legally, it's not clear that the school even has the right to suspend them for noncriminal off-campus activities. "Beat the Jew" is highly offensive but some might say the same of "cowboys and Indians".
But, Heaven help us, what kind of kids are we turning out these days?