The newly formed Jewish Community Relations Council began taking antisemitism head on in 1937. Sam Scheiner, an attorney and its director, took a deposition from Rappoport, a student enrolled in the Dental Hygiene program after she was told by Iona Jackson, who headed the program, to consider leaving her studies because she would never find employment as a Jew. The only way she could have her money refunded was by stating that she could not succeed at her studies, and not that Jews could not find employment. When Jewish Minnesotans called to express concern the Dental school administrators were furious because they were trying to be “helpful.”
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