mh, racism, antisemitism, fediverse
I find it exhausting that people will twist themselves in knots trying to justify Jew hate.
I was told today that I'm brave to speak up, but I speak up because I know so many Jews who are afraid to because they know that speaking up makes them a target.
The problem is that fear causes Jew hate to be met with silence confused for acceptance, and the cycle continues.
But I can't do this alone. I need other Jewish, and allied voices alongside mine.
@error420 @emacsen speak up if someone makes a joke about jews, if someone says something anti-jewish. I think one needs to start at young age, so I'm a trainer at a chess club and if someone says something anti-gay, racist, or sexist I tell them in a passionate way why it is wrong. The same at work, most people just don't speak up and that's when it all starts.
The hardest part for me is apathy. The hardest part is the lonliness I feel when a university in Toronto bans kosher food and my gentile friends stay silent.
The hardest part is when a synagogue is shot up and gentiles don't say anything about ti.
I have a couple of really supportive friends on here who I won't tag, because I don't want them to be targeted, but trust me, I notice and it means the world.
So be an ally. Call it out. Support your Jewish friends.
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