Swarthmore rejects SJP demand to stop selling Sabra hummus
by Adam Sabes
May 2, 2018
Swarthmore College has rejected student demands that it stop selling Sabra hummus on campus because of the company’s ties to Israel. As Campus Reform previously reported, the Swarthmore Students for Justice Palestine (SJP) chapter created a petition last month calling on the university to take the popular hummus brand off university shelves. According to the petition, the company is “owned by the Strauss Group, a multinational corporation that invests in, financially supports, and even sends care packages to the Golani Brigade of the Israeli armed forces,” a unit that the petition claims is “particularly brutal.” READ MORE
CAMPUS REFORM #Intersectionality: The movement to ban Sabra Hummus from the Swarthmore campus has gotten multiple letters of support from student organizations on campus, including the Swarthmore African American Student Society, the Swarthmore Indigenous Students Association, the LatinX Students Organization, the Interfaith Center Interns, the Muslim Student Association, and the Swarthmore Queer Union.