Kanye's Weaponized Words and How We Can Resist With Our Own
Four years ago, on October 27, 2018, the country and the world saw the traumatic consequences that the spread of antisemitic hate speech can have on a community.
Over this past year alone, one in every four American Jews has been targeted by antisemitism, and nearly four in 10 report changing their behavior for fear of being identified as Jewish, or for their safety or comfort as Jews, reports the ADL.
NIOT Co-Director Pardeep Kaleka writes this week in the NIOT blog about rapper Kanye West's recent antisemitic tweets. "Instead of amplifying Ye’s antisemitism, we should be like the Pittsburgh community," he writes. "We should remember the lives lost, we should pay our respects by really delving into understanding the Jewish experience with a sense of educational vigor that requires more than just listening to the next influencer share their disgruntled heart."
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