Van Jones is NOT the Answer for the Fracture Between the Black and Jewish Community.
Anti-Blackness and antisemitism are often conflated as identical. And when this happens it leads to folks making ill-informed statements that aren't considerate of either community's plight.
I have spent the last week and some change recovering from Covid-related pneumonia that I learned about after it basically ran its course in my system (I went to an urgent care facility way too late). While I was on the mend and contemplating what I would write about the next time I published something here, a swarm of “observations” were dominating the headlines in Black America.
Deion Sanders leaving his head football coaching position at Jackson State University to take a job at Colorado University. The contentious Senate run-off between (thankfully re-elected) Raphael Warnock and Herschel Walker. The GMA love affair scandal between anchors, TJ Holmes and Amy Robach. Black folks were taking to social media to voice our opinions about these matters en masse, and I figured that by the time I would feel good enough to expound on any of them, they would have moved beyond the current news cycle.
And those these issues are still relatively hot-button, sans the Warnock-Walker Senate contest, plenty of writers and publications have written pretty excessively about the aforementioned topics, and honestly, I’ve read damn near every opinion on those matters that I would articulate in my own writing.
In journalism, there’s a type of news content known as “evergreen” content that is not considered time-sensitive content primarily because it consists of subject matter that either does not need to hit the mark of to-the-minute trending topics or it is a subject that consistently cycles throughout the news, varying only by the latest story on the topic.
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