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Posts Tagged ‘racism’

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Hate Speech

Bloomfield Hills High School looks at restorative methods to heal its culture. Stacy Gittleman Contributing Writer Since the start of the school year, the taunts about being Jewish among ninth-graders in Bloomfield Hills High School occur at such a frequent basis that no one thought to report them. This is how one Jewish student, who…

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Essay: Break the Silence

As a citizen of Oakland County, as a Jewish American and as a retired UAW union member and elected official, I believe we are at critical times and that we need to break our individual and collective silence. During the past year, I have been challenged to think about my childhood in the 1950s and…

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Hope in Light of Sorrow

Stefani Chudnow A few months ago, I set out to write my Detroit Jewish News blog to talk about issues and topics I was directly involved or interested in. I knew I wanted to write about representation in the media as well as various facets of young Jewish life, like the Birthright trip. I’d love…

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“The United States rises to declare before the General Assembly of the United Nations and before the world that it does not acknowledge, it will not abide by, it will never acquiesce in this infamous act,” the U.S. ambassador to the United Nations, Daniel Patrick Moynihan, tells the U.N. General Assembly after its passage of Resolution 3379 on Nov. 10, 1975. “The lie is that Zionism is a form of racism. The overwhelmingly clear truth is that it is not.”

UN Resolution 3379 Is Passed

November 10, 1975 The United Nations passes UN Resolution 3379 which defines Zionism as a form of racism and racial discrimination by a vote of 72 in favor, 35 against and 32 abstentions. The Soviet Union had originated the idea of equating Zionism with racism during the 1960’s during the debate in the UN leading…

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Essay: Our Lens Post-Oct. 27, 2018

With fresh wounds in our hearts over the recent tragedy in Pittsburgh, how can American Jews ever see things the same from now on? How can we not view the future a bit differently or look to the past and not re-examine acts of anti-Semitism or the silence of those who tolerated it? Our lens…

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Letters – November 8, 2018

Synagogue Security In response to the deadly Pittsburgh Tree of Life attack, it is time to acknowledge trading off our freedom of entry to attend our houses of worship. Is not the comfort to pray in peace and celebrate mitzvahs worth submitting to extra security measures? When my wife and I attended her cousin’s 2016…

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Celebrity Jews: BlackKkKlansman, Gal Gadot and More

CATCHING UP WITH ONE WORTH CATCHING BlackKkKlansman (see story in this issue) opened two weeks ago in theaters and its great reviews guarantee it will still be playing as you read this. It’s being heralded as the best Spike Lee movie in many years. It’s based on a 2014 memoir, Black Klansman, by Ron Stallworth,…

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Metro Detroit Jews at a Poor People’s Campaign event PHOTO BY NINA CHACKER. Michigan PPC

Essay: Leading Michigan Poor People’s Campaign

Dozens of rabbis and lay leaders join together for social justice. This summer, interfaith clergy and lay leaders gathered to revitalize the legacy of Martin Luther King Jr.’s Poor People’s Campaign (PPC) through six acts of nonviolent civil disobedience paired with songful, impassioned rallies. Each weekly action in May and June focused on one of…

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Letters – Refusing To Embrace Whiteness

Emma Share, in the July 5 issue of the Jewish News, writes about a workshop inviting white people “to practice talking about race and whiteness.” At the workshop, she learned that in order to talk honestly about race, those of us who qualify have to accept “feeling confident as a white person in the world.”…

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Letters – July 19, 2018

There’s A Reason She Was Canceled The shoe is on the other foot for Lena Epstein (“Canceled,” July 5, 2018, page 17), and it’s not so comfortable judging from her reaction. People are turning on her not because she’s a Republican but because she’s a hypocrite of the worst kind. It has nothing to do…

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