Former district school leader and author of forthcoming book on "identity safe classrooms" shares best practices.
Less than two weeks after George Floyd’s killing at the hands of police in Minneapolis, Mayaan Zik, a Black Orthodox woman and longtime resident of the Crown Heights neighborhood of Brooklyn, stood on the main drag of Kingston Avenue, and introduced a number of speakers from both the Black and the Hasidic Jewish communities to kick off the rally, “Tahalucha for Social Justice.”
These talented people represent an array of Jewish experience and racial/ethnic identity.
Being Black and Jewish, I was always very aware of anti-Semitism and racism.
While I realize there isn’t an overwhelming number of people who look like me within the tight-knit Jewish community, we exist and we’re not going away.
Gamal Palmer has spent virtually his entire professional career working to advance racial diversity, equity and justice.
Asking someone about their Jewish story when you meet them is almost asking them what kind of underwear they’re wearing.
IN AUGUST 2016, the Movement for Black Lives, a broad coalition of organizations associated with the Black Lives Matter movement, released a detailed platform that included a range of policy demands touching nearly every area of political concern, from criminal justice, to education, to the environment, to economics.
Four national organizations and three prominent synagogues have signed onto a letter that seized on a national debate about racism to push for change in the Jewish community.