Resorts: Welcome?

One reason why many Americans opt for vacations abroad is that almost 10% of the better U.S. hotels do not admit Jews. In the winter resorts of Florida and Arizona alone, there are 80 hotels that exclude Jewish—or Jewish-looking guests; 22 of them are in one city, Fort Lauderdale, Fla. Nonetheless, B'nai B'rith's Anti-Defamation League reported at its 51st annual meeting in Manhattan last week that there has been a dramatic retreat from discriminatory practices over the past six years. Some 60% of the U.S. hotels that overtly excluded Jews in 1957 have now dropped such barriers. In...

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