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Women's March 2019 -- Portside Readers Weigh-In

Jay Schaffner Portside
Last week Portside posted Rosalind P. Petchesky's piece, An Appeal to Jewish Women to Support the 2019 Women’s March and Its Leaders. Preserving the unity and diversity of the anti-Trump movement is crucial. Here are responses from Portside readers.

Jews, Anti-Semitism, Racism and White Supremacy

Michael Harriot The Root
Two things can be true at once. Jews are individually and collectively victims of anti-Semitism - violence, hate speech, bigotry, and prejudice - and Jewish people are beneficiaries and upholders of the American system of white supremacy.

Voyages of the Damned

Roberta Schine Portside
When I was a child, my parents used to tell us the story of the St. Louis. Now we are comparing the Central American exodus to this doomed ocean-liner. “We sometimes refer to the caravan as the ‘St. Louis' aka "The Voyage of the Damned'.

books

Against the Normal

Scott McLemee Inside Higher Ed
December 10 was International Human Rights Day, making the book under review a timely, sobering take on the uphill struggle for human rights at home and abroad in the face of rising nativism, racism, xenophobia - paeans to alleged traditional values.
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