To my black friends,
I think it is your silence that hurts the most. How you don’t stand with your Jewish community and mourn with us.
Not many know but I was an African American History major my freshman year at college. I chose my college on this major. Duke had the number one African American History Department. I often regret not seeing that major through. Why I transferred majors is a longer story, but it had nothing to do with the topic. From slavery to the civil rights movement, I felt strongly about black rights. Still do. Black Lives Matter I support.
But I know enough about the black struggle to know the parallel s to the Jewish one.
Jews have always stood by the black community in the United States. We were a crucial partner in the civil rights movement.
So I beg of you…before you take a side, get educated on the issue. Israel is not an apartheid state and allowing that narrative only clouds your history.
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