After I published my piece asking white Jews to please stop using “white-passing,” I dealt with an enormous amount of racist backlash.
Being white-passing and being functionally white are different — and that difference is extremely important.
Sometimes, the most patriotic thing we can do is say “fuck civility,” assert our rights and speak our truth.
How in 2018 can you brag about having published an article called “My Negro Problem”? How can you call it the most powerful essay ever published?
As Jews, we are empowered to reclaim our stories and use them to defend the vulnerable. Our religion commands us to “welcome the stranger.”
I’m asking you to do the right thing. Stop forcing Black Jews into a false dichotomy. Stop deflecting. Stop gaslighting. Stop defending Farrakhan.
Purcell’s op-ed is a testimony to the audacious white women who fetishize men of color and ferociously demean women of color when they break up.
I truly don’t understand how anyone in a position of social justice leadership could support or excuse Louis Farrakhan.