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Taking anti-Semitism and racism seriously

The dialogue in our country has hit a new low, and the blame lands squarely at Congressman Lee Zeldin's feet.

Here's what you need to know:

Zeldin's statement is outrageous. It's false. And worst of all, it's dangerous.

When the term "anti-Semitism" is twisted for political gain, it makes it harder for the public to understand real anti-Semitism. It makes them discount it. It makes it harder to combat real expressions of hate directed at a person's Jewish faith, background, or identity.

Anti-Semitism, racism, and bigotry are very real problems in our world. We should not blur the lines and use these accusations as cudgels against political opponents.

If Rep. Lee Zeldin wants to defend Stephen Miller and his racist policies, that's his prerogative. But he should not do so by suggesting that those of us who disagree with Miller are, ourselves, anti-Semitic or bigoted.

To condemn white nationalism and racism is not anti-Semitic. Not ever.


Posted on April 9, 2019.

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