Deep-rooted systemic racism is deeply impacting People of Color across the U.S., including Jews of Color. Last fall, TV host and podcaster Nick Cannon visited the RAC to speak with Reform Jewish leaders about this crucial topic.
The Reform Movement’s Racial Justice Campaign builds on our Civic Engagement Campaign where our Movement focused on combatting voter suppression, particularly impacting Communities of Color. This campaign will address systemic racism by demanding policy change on both a state and federal level and will also push members of our community to do essential Racial Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion (REDI) and antiracism work within our communities and ourselves.
This is not yet the America most of us dream of, but it is an unavoidable part of our DNA. American equality and exceptionalism are checks that are still in the mail. If we truly love what this country is capable of, we must continue to speak the hard truth to power.
At seder tables, we ask four questions to remind ourselves of our purpose. This year, we ask you to add four more questions to connect our ancient rituals to the demands of this moment in the struggle for racial justice.