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Former Child Actress Mara Wilson Calls Out Pro-Trump Anti-Semitism

Mara Wilson, whose new book about her experiences as a child actress promises to be moving and brilliant, is just as insightful on the topic of Trump-era anti-Semitism. In a series of tweets, she describes her fears of letting others know she’s Jewish, due to the anti-Jewish bigotry the GOP presidential candidate has unleashed.

These tweets got a number of thoughtful responses, as well as some… less so. (No, for crying out loud, the six-point star drawn on Hillary Clinton’s head is not a pentagram!)

Phoebe Maltz Bovy edits the Sisterhood, and can be reached at bovy@forward.com. Her book, The Perils of “Privilege”, will be published by St. Martin’s Press in March 2017.

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