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Jul 21, 2020, 4:17 PM
Ten simple and much-needed steps for British Jews to help combat racism
For four decades the Jewish Council for Racial Equality (JCORE) has been working to raise awareness of racism, and never have we had such a genuine interest from people asking how they can help tackle it. Since the murder of George Floyd by police officers...
May 8, 2020, 12:53 PM
Why are BAME communities disproportionately hit by Covid-19?
The coronavirus pandemic has brought to the fore many different issues and complexities. We at JCORE, along with our colleagues in the race and refugee sector, have been struck with the way this pandemic has impacted on the lives of people from black, Asian and...
Feb 21, 2019, 4:11 PM
With the case of Shamima Begum, our emotions must be separate from the law
The reported decision by the Home Secretary to remove citizenship from Shamima Begum is a worrying development. Inevitably emotions run high over this case – the brutal actions of her apparent former IS companions are unspeakable and difficult to comprehend, nor will they elicit much...
Aug 9, 2018, 11:41 AM
Boris Johnson’s burka remarks are not about free speech, but hate
Boris Johnson’s remarks are not only inappropriate and offensive, but also need to be seen within the wider context of other racist comments he has made previously – “picaninnies” and “water melon smiles” when referring to Black people, for example – together with his recent...
Sep 20, 2017, 11:57 AM
Why you should back our campaign for refugee kids
It’s impossible to imagine what it must be like to hide for months in a forest near Calais, or live for years amid the squalor of an overcrowded refugee camp in Lebanon or Greece. But if you’re a young refugee on your own, that’s how...
Feb 1, 2017, 4:27 PM
Reinvigorating the refugee welcome movement
Our Jewish values and history teach us that it is essential that people are treated as individuals and that specific nationalities and religions must never be stereotyped or demonised. We of all people know the dangers of allowing negative attitudes about groups to prevail. Once...
Dr Edie Friedman is Executive Director of The Jewish Council for Racial Equality