Articles

Every day, I come across at least one article I think everyone should read, whether or not they receive much national attention. See below for links to the stories I find relevant, and let me know if your thoughts!

California is Cleansing Jews from History, Tablet, 1/27/21. An eye-opening look at the how California’s initiative to mandate “ethnic studies” has quickly become politicized. Excerpt:

The new curriculum, which will eventually be promulgated throughout the California school system of 6 million children, would “critique empire and its relationship to white supremacy, racism, patriarchy, cisheteropatriarchy, capitalism, ableism … and other forms of power and oppression,” according to the proposal. It would “build new possibilities for post-imperial life that promotes collective narratives of transformative resistance.”

Capitalism was classified as a form of “power and oppression,” and although “classism, homophobia, Islamophobia, and transphobia” were also listed as forms of oppression, anti-Semitism was not. Jewish Americans were not even mentioned as a minority group….

The State Board of Education will vote on the curriculum on March 17.

Emily Benedek