Antisemitism, racism, George Soros and Facebook were provacative topics Sunday at the Jewish Community Action forum on antisemitism at the Jewish Community Center, St. Louis Park.
.Eric K. Ward, a senior fellow at the Southern Poverty Law Center, spoke at the morning session to a Jewish audience and then again in the afternoon elsewhere in Minneapolis to non Jews. “Antisemitism forms the theoretical core of white natonalism,” Ward wrote in a Political Research Associates article in 2017.
Facebook's attempt at a smear of George Soros, who is a Jew, as related to criticism of Facebook and its ties to Russian election propoganda were covered in the media and obstensibly puts Facebook on the same page as the white supremecists.
TAKING THE HIGH ROAD
“Live the Jewish life and don’t let antisemiticsm overtake our gift to the world,” said Dania Rajendra, center, from Newsweek and Cornell University and a participant in the JCA forum on antisemitism Saturday in St. Louis Park.
More than recognizing racism in the Jewish community, Jews need to support organizations that take on antisemitism, vote for candidates who promote diversity and reach out to others in the community, said Jewish Community Action Executive Director CARIN MROTZ.
Followup sessions on antisemitism will be held later this month by JCA. The forum was co-sponsored by the Teamsters Union.