Hey, gorgeous non-Jews:
I might lose some of you for bringing this up, but I'm done being silent about a bigotry that affects me so deeply.
The truth is: American Jews are (one of maaaaany groups) under siege and we need your allyship.
Antisemitism (aka hostility, prejudice, or violence against Jews) is at a historic high - and is on the rise.
While Jews are only 2% of the U.S. population, we are the target of more than 50% of religious hate crimes. From beatings of visible Jews in NYC to violence against people in Jewish restaurants + spaces.
Yet, when Jews turn to the left for allyship and in solidarity- we too often encounter reactions that degrade our humanity and make us less safe.
(Please stay with me...It may feel hard to digest especially because Jews are both privileged and targeted: like white women, who experience both sexism + white privilege.)
Anti-Jewishness on the left
is less in-your-face than the “Hitler was Right!” signs flying at today's (far) right rallies. But lefty antisemitism ignores/ condones violence and bias against Jews.