Jews ‘must be included’ in ethnic studies curriculum, says state schools chief at press conference

Gabe Stutman, The Jewish News of Northern California, 08/14/2019

California State Superintendent of Public Instruction Tony Thurmond said during a press conference on Wednesday morning that Jewish Americans “must be included” in a controversial ethnic studies curriculum for high school.

Music's Power: Ethiopian Rapper Teddy Neguse Challenges Police Brutality Through Rap Music

Amenna Dayo, The African Exponent, 07/12/2019

“Music is the weapon of the future”

Jews Of Color: ‘We Don’t Feel Comfortable In The Synagogue’

Stewart Ain, The New York Jewish Week, 06/05/2019

New surveys shed light on overlooked segments.

A New Black-Jewish Caucus Aims For Solidarity — But Will Israel Get In The Way?

Aiden Pink, Forward, 06/05/2019

Congress has hundreds of caucuses, collections of politicians with common interests in everything under the sun –- the Congressional Hispanic Caucus, the Medicare for All Caucus, the Chicken Caucus. On Monday, a new, bipartisan caucus was announced, one that hopes to rebuild a historic alliance that has lately seen some tensions: the Congressional Caucus on Black-Jewish Relations.

How My Hispanic-Filipino and Jewish Identities Come Together through Teaching

Anjelica Ruiz, ReformJudaism.org, 06/04/2019

As someone who is half-Filipino and half-Hispanic and grew up in a diverse Dallas, TX, neighborhood, I never gave much thought to the politics of skin color and how that affected me – at least not until I entered the Jewish community.

A Graphic Novel That Answers a Child’s Question About Being Biracial

Ed Park, The New York Times, 05/02/2019

For a person of color in America, the term person of color can be both useful and divisive, at once a form of solidarity and a badge of alienation. There’s a flattening effect, too: A multitude of ethnicities and cultures, with their own color-coded nuances, get crammed into the initials P.O.C. Among its many virtues, Mira Jacob’s graphic memoir, GOOD TALK (One World, $30), helps us think through this term with grace and disarming wit.

What It’s Like Raising a Jewish-Indian Kid in Trump’s America

Emily Burack, Kveller, 03/19/2019

Something about [the election] really put a sort of clarifying lens on which conversations I needed to amplify and which ones were haunting me. I knew I had to figure out a way to talk about the formation of my identity, because I understood [my son’s] was forming right in that moment. There were circles to what he was going through and to what I had gone through, and I had never seen them talked about in America.

The Evolving Role of Race in Children’s Lit, From ‘Harry Potter’ to ‘The Hate U Give’

Emily Tate, EdSurge, 03/05/2019

By age 22, I had not read a popular fantasy with a character that looked like me. There wasn't the sea of materials that there were for my white friends.

Israel has a racism problem. Here are 3 ways to help fix it.

Haftam Yizhak-Heathwood, JTA, 02/08/2019

The author offers her solutions as to how Israel could combat its internal oppression of Ethiopian Jews

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Let's Talk About Race

Julius Lester and Karen Barbour, , 01/01/1970

In this acclaimed book, the author of the Newbery Honor Book To Be a Slave shares his own story as he explores what makes each of us special.