Sunday, April 06, 2008

Rabbi: Jews won Civil Rights for Blacks
New York Orthodox Rabbi Marc Schneier. (Nir Kafri)05/04/2008
Rabbi: Jews, more than anyone, helped black Americans achieve equality By Shlomo Shamir, Haaretz Correspondent Tags: Rabbi Marc Shneier
American Orthodox Rabbi Marc Shneier on Friday spoke at a ceremony marking 40 years since the assassination of U.S. Civil Rights leader Reverend Doctor Martin Luther King Jr., and championed American Jews' support of African Americans during the Civil Rights struggle, saying no community in the United States did more to support Dr. King and the struggle for equality for African Americans. Rabbi Shneier, an Orthodox Rabbi at two New York synagogues, was the only Jewish leader who took part in the ceremony in Memphis, held a short distance from the Memphis motel where King was mortally wounded by a sniper's bullet while standing on a balcony.
Shneier said the event was an opportunity to commemorate the "famous historical alliance between African Americans and Jews in the United States." Shneier has long championed greater ties between the communities, and wrote the book "Shared Dreams" together with Dr. King's son Martin Luther King III on the subject of the Jewish-Black alliance in the United States.
Last August, Schneier made news when he joined with hip-hop impresario Russell Simmons to produce a short film to combat negative stereotypes of Muslims. Several months earlier, Schneier and Simmons, the founder of Def Jam records, produced a short film on anti-Semitism which was shown in schools across the United States. The film featured appearances by rap stars such as Jay-Z, and was widely considered a success. Schneier and Simmons are co-presidents of the Foundation for Ethnic Understanding, which works to improve relations between Jews and other minorities in the United States.
Since its founding in 1989, the foundation has been particularly successful in improving relations between American Jewish and black communities. According to Schneier, the fund has since turned its focus to improving relations between American Jews and Hispanics.


Anonymous said...

These jews are using blacks .

Why don't jews allow blacks into Israel ?

on Ikley moor baht 'at ! said...

Well if Jesus Christ couldn't pacify them, what chance have we mere mortals ?

Anonymous said...

The jews are trying to tie gentiles by promoting Nick Griffin and the BNP.

Anonymous said...

ML King used to attend communist party meetings. His "I have a dream" speech was written by communist jew Stanley Levinson.

Anonymous said...

I slowly became aware of a dual morality permeating Jewish-Gentile relations.

Jews practiced one morality for themselves and preached another for the non-Jewish world.

Their own morality of racial pride taught solidarity, tradition and self-interest.

But they preached diversity and liberalism for their perceived competitors.

Anonymous said...

In A level Economic History they discuss the role that quakers made .

The issue of the role jews made in the Industrial Revolution is NEVER discussed.

Industrial Revolution: The Darbys Do the Lord's Work

The past was another country.

Nick Szabo brings us a letter from the early stages of the British Industrial Revolution: the Darbys do the Lord's Work:

Unenumerated: A letter from the industrial revolution: Here's an interesting letter from the dawn of the industrial revolution. It was written in 1775 by Abiah Darby, mother of Abraham Darby (III) and wife of Abraham Darby (II), the son of Abraham Darby (I), who invented the process of smelting iron with coke made from coal. The Darby family were Quakers and produced several early industrialists and engineers. This small letter makes or implies several points that may have been crucial to the growth of industry that makes modern wealth possible:

Anonymous said...

Army Veteran Jailed For Stirring Up Racial Hatred ...