For this Black Jewish leader, George Floyd protest movement shows some Americans finally get it

As senior vice president at the Jewish Federation of Greater Los Angeles, Gamal Palmer is in charge of professional development and does leadership development. (Courtesy of Palmer)

Gamal Palmer has spent virtually his entire professional career working to advance racial diversity, equity and justice.

As a Jew of color in charge of leadership and professional development at the Los Angeles Jewish federation, he’s spent years running diversity workshops and pushing for conversations about race within the Jewish community.

But it wasn’t until the killing of George Floyd in late May and the mass protests that followed that Palmer felt a real shift take place.

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