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Juneteenth 2020 Kabbalat Shabbat Service
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I wanted to show my children what “biracial” really meant, piecing together their father’s Scottish and Russian Jewish ancestry with my Black Arkansas and San Francisco roots.
One major event capitalizing on this year’s Juneteenth timing is an online Juneteenth Kabbalat Shabbat service organized by Be’chol Lashon.
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.
I couldn’t help but think that my children immediately recognized this behavior as wrong. So how did adults fail so miserably?
“This [discrimination] is in my generation’s lifetime. This is not ancient history. There was an injustice done,” “So, the whole question is, what are you going to do about it?”