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Study Session 1 - “Jews and Whiteness:  From Charlottesville to BLM” - Shared screen with speaker view
Meira
22:19
they were as
Meira
22:36
they were also carrying swastikas
Sharon Sirota Rubin
26:54
has BLM removed anti-Israe; stance?
Andy and Sandra
30:56
Black Lives Matter is NOT one organization even if there was a small group that originally included that position in its public statements, and the vast majority of those who support it do not support anti-Semitic or anti-Israel views.
David Langer
31:24
Why is historical context immediately dismissed rather than understood and used as a foundation for meaningful discussion?
Fran and Warren Gould
31:42
Warren Gould would like to ask a question.
J Finkel
33:19
The Pal/Israel conflict is not racial in nature -- they are all Semites. How is it justified to have that in a racial bias platform?
Elliot King (he, him, his)
33:55
That is a great point
Samantha Max
35:17
I’d love to ask a question when there’s a chance :)
R. Danyali
36:42
There is something I'd like to add to taht
J Finkel
36:58
To Warren's point, what's the definition of "white"? It seems that it's whatever someone wants it to be depending on who they want to discriminate against.
Elliot King (he, him, his)
39:31
Another great point from J. Finkel. The whole concept of whiteness is absurd. It has always been defined by people in power to exert their power over others. It has no definition in biology or reality.
Renee Marlin-Bennett
40:19
I recommend my son's article in the Forward: https://forward.com/opinion/403880/for-a-century-anti-semites-have-attacked-the-adl-now-the-left-has-picked/
Sharon Sirota Rubin
40:42
Is there any validity to the claim of Israel training US pilice in use of deadly force?
Renee Marlin-Bennett
42:53
Also, this article. https://forward.com/opinion/391783/jvps-anti-semitic-obsession-with-jewish-power/
R. Danyali
44:59
I actually have an interesting input for this
Elliot King (he, him, his)
45:35
Renee’s son’s article is really good.
Meira
45:56
as white people in the US, we don’t get to choose our race. it’s chosen for us by the way we’re treated legally and by our social structures. Race is completely a social construct and distinct from our ethnicity
Natalie Hendler
46:09
I wonder what is the general Jewish stance on reparations? Many in America are against the idea of reparations for slavery, but it is something that Jews have experience with from Holocaust reparations.
Jenny Caplan
46:56
Here is a recent essay by one of the people who organized a US-Israel police exchange:https://jinsa.org/i-am-the-architect-of-the-u-s-israel-police-exchange-dont-believe-the-lies/
David Langer
48:40
Two completely different reparations. German/Nazi reparations began almost immediately after Israel was established and there were records. Slavery is based on an economic construct brought here by the British.
Jody Harburger
48:47
the police training for US police forces are organized by JINSA and are focused on counterterrorism not street violence and restraint holds or use of force. it has much more to do with intelligence, surveilance ,ie monitoring threats and ing
Elliot King (he, him, his)
48:50
The speaker made a great point. Our privilege is fluid. That is our history in a nutshell
David Langer
48:55
and almost no records were kept
R. Danyali
50:42
I'd like to comment on that point
Meira
50:50
religion is different than race
Emily Hackner
51:45
Natalie - great question.
Renee Marlin-Bennett
52:20
Jenny is correct that White Nationalism is not a new thing. Here's a podcast with Carole Gallaher, an expert on these movements. Her 2003 book looked at these groups in a pre-Trump era: https://www.american.edu/sis/big-world/8-normalizing-hate.cfm
Andy and Sandra
55:24
Marc Dollinger, author of Black Power, Jewish Politics, will be one of our featured presenters in a session on Black Lives Matter and anti-Semitism. Look for it on the schedule in our Jews of Color series. Eric Goldstein, author of The Price of Whiteness, will be another one of our presenters on Jews and whiteness in the U.S.
Renee Marlin-Bennett
56:04
And following Jenny and Andy: We can -- and must -- say Black Lives Matter, because until Black lives matter, than our society cannot be whole. Whether we glom on to any particular organization that links itself to BLM is separate.
Jody Harburger
56:18
There was scism in the civil rights movement between those leaders like Martin Luther King who welcomed white allys and fellow travelers from the anti war movement and others from the Malcom X camp that sought to keep their focus on empowerment of blacks by and for black only,
Meira
56:33
additionally, I strongly recommend everyone participate in any of the upcoming programs with Dr. Hariette Wimms
Melissa Halpern
57:12
http://jewishmuseummd.org/events/jews-of-color-jewish-institutions-and-jewish-community-in-the-age-of-blacklivesmatter/
Sharon Sirota Rubin
01:01:47
Historically the communisyts saw Jews as theoppressive class and rich and the Fascists saw Jews as revolutionaries and leftists
Renee Marlin-Bennett
01:03:09
fwiw. Mostly Israel is equated with Jews on the anti-Semitic Left, but In my research I have found Soros memes standing in for Jews in anti-Semitic memes on Right and Left.
R. Danyali
01:03:32
Yes, this is a pretty big this
R. Danyali
01:03:48
It's just finding a medium for voicing extremism
Liz Minkin-Friedman
01:06:29
Thank you Jenny for facilitating a very important and difficult conversation.
Melissa Halpern
01:06:31
http://jewishmuseummd.org/events/jews-of-color-jewish-institutions-and-jewish-community-in-the-age-of-blacklivesmatter/
Jody Harburger
01:06:44
I am a Zionist anti racist an very comfprtable finding allys
R. Danyali
01:06:54
Thank you so much for this interesting discussion
Shelly Hettleman
01:06:57
Thank you!
Renee Marlin-Bennett
01:07:02
Thank you!!!
Barbara Cohen
01:07:05
Thank you Jeny