‘Jews of Color’ Counter Anti-Black Jewish Sentiments by Standing in Solidarity with Black Lives Matter – Atlanta Black Star

‘Jews of Color’ Counter Anti-Black Jewish Sentiments by Standing in Solidarity with Black Lives Matter – Atlanta Black Star – A left-wing Jewish organization has stepped out to express its full support of the Black Lives Matter movement, despite recent backlash from the Jewish community over BLM’s controversial remarks regarding the Israeli occupation of Palestine. The Jews of Color Caucus, organized in partnership with Jewish Voice for Peace, announced its solidarity with the Movement for Black Lives Friday, cementing its co-resistance against the “systematic violence against Black people in the United States.” “As a caucus we fully endorse the Movement for Black Lives platform in its entirety without reservation,” the Jews of Color Caucus said in an e-mailed statement to Atlanta Black Star. “We do this first and foremost because it was created as ‘a response to the sustained and increasingly visible violence against Black communities in the U.S. and globally.’ This fact must be foregrounded in all discussions of the Platform, which was created to protect Black Lives.”

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