“Racial essentialism is very reductive and actually oppressive,” Valdary told me. “It reduces us as individuals to our immutable characteristics.”
I remember going to Eric Garner’s funeral in 2014. And I remember the fights I had with conservative family members after it.
I just led a church through a tornado, turned away from a tornado and went through a pandemic, then to systematic racism and injustices.
Mayor DeBlasio should be ashamed. But the rest of us need to take a long hard look at ourselves, too.
We owe Adelson thanks. But we owe it to the American people to question the model that made his generosity possible.
The true mystery of American life is not why we’re polarized but why we aren’t, despite the fact that our politicians and media want us to be.
The Democratic presidential primary campaign has felt like a joke, a perfect amalgamation of positive and negative forces that cancel each other out.
AIPAC provided the left with fodder for their own pernicious claims comparing Israel to white supremacists committing genocide against Muslims.
Almost as horrifying as the attacks themselves is the inability of those whose job it is to protect the vulnerable to figure out what is causing them.
We are rededicating ourselves to one of the Forward’s core missions: being a platform for civil discourse.