Economic Justice Is an Existential Issue for American Jews

Economic Justice Is an Existential Issue for American Jews
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In 2017, the world around us has changed markedly for the worse. It is both tempting, and in many cases accurate, to blame the onslaught of aggressive and regressive legislative acts, from the Muslim ban, deportations, limits on immigration to the United States, attacks on health-care benefits, union membership, the right to organize and collectively bargain, health and safety regulation rollbacks, to name but a few, on the president, his administration, and the Republican-led Congress.

However, when we examine the state of economic disparity in the United States, and further, the surge of anti-worker legislation in the pipeline, we have to acknowledge that much of it started pre-2017. This president and Congress were elected becausemany white people across the nation were disaffected and frustrated by the growing economic disparity in the United States, to the point where they explicitly embraced or at least chose to accept the racist nature of the campaign.

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