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Jews of color hold Black Lives Matter march Downtown

Tuesday, November 22nd, 2011

Jews must support the Black Lives Matter movement to fight for the rights of people of color in their own religion, said dozens of Jewish activists who rallied for police reform Downtown on July 28. for the event. Cheap Jerseys china freedom and safety of black people is tied to our Jewish values for justice and safety for everyone. Our country collectively has not been vocal enough.

Along the way, they chanted lives matter, black Jews matter, and called on city lawmakers pass the Right To Know Act a bill requiring police officers to identify themselves when they stop civilians and inform them of their right to refuse a search and for other members of the faith to join the cause.

Many white liberal Jews mean well, one activist said, but they need to be more active in the fight for the racial equality they profess to support.

found in white Jewish liberal communities, there is a desire or wish for post racial reality, said Queens resident Mark Tseng Putterman, whose background is Ashkenazi and Chinese, and said he felt alienated growing up in a predominantly white Jewish community in Boston. think it really important for the white Jewish community to come out and take a more active stance for black lives. are people of color, according to the Pew Research Center.

A lone Jewish counter protester showed up to the rally, following the marchers with a sign reading white people killed by police than black people and accusing them of hating police and not caring about the non black people who have died at the hands of law enforcement officers.

is racist, said the 15 year old Long Island resident who identified herself only as Batya. life matters white, black, all lives matter. These people hate the police. the protesters said they don hate cops or think they all racist they just believe the Police Department is as an institution and must change.

think that there are certainly good cops, but they are working within a system which that is inherently bias which needs systemic reform, said Tseng Putterman. don think that we out here saying that all cops are racist but we are saying that the NYPD as an institution is racist in impact, and needs to make changes in order to remedy that.

Tal Barzilai from Pleasantville, NY says:

I guess after this you can say that Zionism let alone Judaism isn limited to one race or is even racist by any means.

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Kusheran from Baton Rouge says:

Thanks for connecting the dots between liberation for Zionists, Jews, black Jews and blacks. When we all finally commit to unwavering solidarity, we can all turn together as the advanced guard for the entire human race and overcome our true enemy organized violence.

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