The Alliance Between America’s Black and Jewish Activists Has Long Been Troubled

Arica L. Coleman


"African Americans and Jewish Americans still tend to share political affiliations, and the reasons they might share priorities are as pertinent as ever. Less than two weeks after BLM released its platform, Mondoweiss, a newsletter that focuses on the Middle East, reported on 'the largest-ever Jewish demonstration for #BlackLivesMatter' which convened in Greenwich Village, New York City. When asked by reporter Wilson Dizard about the controversy, Jason Salmon, a leader in Jews for Racial & Economic Justice (JREJ) responded as he was led away by police for disorderly conduct, 'Minority groups in this country have been pitted against each other since the beginning. Since the inception of this country. I’ve just had it.' "