Below are two excerpts from “The Audacity of Post-Racism,” a piece I published earlier today on TheRoot.com. I delve into the race politics that marked my adolescence (and hip-hop’s) because the manner in which their sharpness has blurred is the backdrop for “Toward A More Perfect Union.” Hip-hop is now America’s dominant youth culture. It [...]
x-posted from Mondoweiss Michael J. Jordan has a great article over at the JTA talking about the contortions people are going through to avoid stating the obvious: Jewish and pro-Israel groups worked to undermine the Durban II conference. Although “it’s no secret who was behind the effort to discredit the 2009 Durban Review Conference in [...]
When the Israeli soldiers got out of Gaza, they left behind spray-painted messages over the walls of the half-destroyed houses that had been occupied by the army. You gotta wonder, where did they get these creative slogans of violence and hatred? It turns out that they may have been wearing them themselves. A new article [...]
Look folks. I’ll get right to the point. Dr. King fought against race prejudice and Jim Crow segregation, right? So why do so many of us American Jews pretend as though we’re really committed to his work? Isn’t racial segregation still the ‘in-house’ policy of American Judaism? Black Jewish congregations have existed in the New [...]
all of the journalistic words have been, are being, said already.
to me, there’s only one thing worth saying on the journalistic side:
24 israelis have been killed by rocket or mortar attacks from gaza, ever.
more than 300 palestinians have been killed by the israeli blitzkrieg in gaza in the past 2 days.
more than 3,300 palestinians have been killed by the israeli military in gaza since 2000.
and it needs to be said over and over and over again.
beyond the journalistic. words aren’t worth much, or are everything.
Mr. Fischbach is Professor of History, Randolph-Macon College and the author of Jewish Property Claims Against Arab Countries (Columbia University Press (August 2008). Michael Fischbach‘s review of his own book is disturbing. Not so much because it has bias, or lacks factual data. It is disturbing because it brings to light another situation concerning the [...]
Ah, those New York Jews. Woody Allen, Philip Roth, Ed Koch, Alfred Kazin. Katz’s Deli, Zabar’s, Pastrami Sandwiches, Lox and Bagels, Matzoh Ball Soup, Chopped Liver, Gefilte Fish. The Lower East Side. All one big Ashkenazi world. I was once told a story by Mickey Kairey, one of the patron saints of the Brooklyn Syrian [...]
This week, the House of Representatives voted in favor of a resolution “apologizing” for slavery. And the House should be commended, not criticized, for it. [Editorial note: The resolution was sponsored by Rep. Steve Cohen, a Jewish American representing a majority-black Memphis congressional district.] Unfortunately, ridiculous debates have raged for years amongst political commentators and [...]
“You better not tell anyone what you found on Google. Your job may be in jeopardy here,” said Judge Jon Newman to NYC Department of Education lawyer Drake Colley, who reluctantly admitted to an appeals courtroom on February 5th that, according to the results of his recent Google search, Debbie Almontaser had, in fact, correctly [...]