White Jews Have A Duty To Stand With Muslims And People Of Color
Our current fears — which are new to some of us — are what many other people have been facing for generations.
There’s been a lot of (justified) outrage about anti-Semitism lately.
Over the past year, anti-Semitic tweeters have increasingly trolled journalists. Last week, Adam Yauch Park in New York City, named for a late Jewish member of the Beastie Boys, was defaced with swastikas. And on Monday, CNN hosted a TV news segment with a debate topic scrawled across the screen reading: “Alt-right founder questions if Jews are people.” Not to mention the countless other swastikas that have shown up across the country since the election.
All of this is appalling. But I take issue with our outrage ― or rather, not the outrage itself, but the selectivity of it…But what we must not do is act as though this hate is a sudden revelation, rather than simply a confirmation ― or an expansion, perhaps ― of the hate people of color, immigrants and Muslims have been at the receiving end of for generations. Read more here.