The Color of Character

Posts Tagged ‘Black Lives Matter’

More to be Outraged About

The recent shooting of Laquan McDonald has anyone who has seen the video disturbed. It is difficult to find a reason why after one bullet to the shoulder brought the young man to the ground, it was necessary to fire any more shots. Knife or no knife, had Officer Van Dyke held his fire after…

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Historic Link Threatened

Black Lives Matter to Jews in both America and Israel. That’s why from the start, Jews have been notably active in the civil rights movement, and leaders of various social justice organizations. That’s why through Operation Moses, Israel airlifted thousands of black Ethiopian Jews to Israel to save them from Moslem oppression. Justice is color…

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Do the Right Thing – It’s a Commandment!

During the recent Jewish High Holidays, the rabbi of our congregation gave two sermons. One was about the rabbi’s participation in the recent march called America’s Journey for Justice. There were over 3,000 participants. This was a 1,000 mile journey from Selma, Alabama to Washington D.C. organized by the NAACP.  Among the co-sponsors was the…

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Associating Conduct with Color, Religion, or Ethnicity

Being white, anything I say about racism that doesn’t correspond to the most extreme left voices of the black and white communities, makes me suspect. To be specific: I must be a racist. Perhaps I am. Living in a major city, I fear becoming a victim of a crime perpetrated by a black male, or…

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