Jews of Color

Mourning, Broken, Afraid: A Letter to My Friends

Jessi Kingston

If you are my friend, know that I am mourning the heinous murder of George Floyd at the hands of four police officers who worked for a police department with a long history of excessive use of force against Black and Brown bodies.

What “Just Mercy” Means to Me as a Black Jew

Chaim Harrison

I carry the trauma of my ancestors, who were kidnapped and enslaved, who survived post-abolition racist terrorism, and who survived devastating Jim Crow laws. I also carry the history of the Jewish people, who have survived countless acts of violence, forced conversion, and genocide.