Linda Sarsour speaks onstage during the Women's March on Washington on January 21, 2017 in Washington, DC. .
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SHORTLY AFTER serving in the US Army during World War II, my father of blessed memory received a job offer from a chemical manufacturer in Pennsylvania only to have the offer rescinded when the firm discovered he was Jewish. He ended up making a living as a bookkeeper in his native Portland, Oregon, where, until the 1970s, there were country clubs that refused membership to Jews.With the adoption of anti-discrimination laws and the emergence of a more open, tolerant culture in the US (the white supremacist fringe notwithstanding), it was assumed by many observers that such antisemitic exclusion would become a thing of the past. They were wrong.