My mom is a Jew by choice, and it is because of her that I grew up a strong, proud, Jewish woman of color.
Asking someone about their Jewish story when you meet them is almost asking them what kind of underwear they’re wearing.
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.
Juneteenth celebrates one of the most important events in American history: the end of slavery. June 19, 1865, was Galveston, Texas, finally freed its enslaved people — the last place in the United States to do so.
After the social media campaigns end, how do we, as Jewish-Latino/xs, keep the momentum going to create systemic change against racism and anti-Black violence? The first place we need to start is within our own community.
I regularly find myself confronted by Jews who benefit from white privilege and to whom I have to explain my existence.
This is one of those times where we need to take the same stance that we take on anti-Semitism and say, ‘This is enough.’ This racism, this anti-black racism, is impacting our community.
A young Jew of color speaks to white Jews.
Twitty’s embrace of all the various parts of himself — African, African American, European, black, white, gay, Jewish — sometimes raises hackles, as does his habit of speaking his mind.