Brooklyn College American Studies 3212 Professor Jocelyn Wills May 23, 2018 Jesse Brennan Clash of Radicalisms: Jews and People of Color at Brooklyn College The Long 60s is marked by the confluence of multiple streams of social and political activism by different groups, each clamoring for change and demanding attention
Radical Black and Latino resentment against Jewish students that were earmarked money to protest the Neo-Nazi march through Skokie Illinois in 1977, a town with a large Holocaust survivor population. While it seems quite obvious to me at first glance that genocide is much worse then a housing discrimination, apparently
The JDL releases a parody of New Left ideas such as “ending all wars”, mocking the demand for bilingual education and open admissions. This document was found in the Brooklyn College archives. Apparently the radical African-American organization made an antisemitic speech in 1968. And the minority students had delivered their
Latino Student Radicals consider Brooklyn College “racist” for not having Latino-Studies programs. Gold who is named here might have found it a bit offensive because Jews experienced quotas at WASPy Universities where they weren’t let into the college at all. It wasn’t just a lack of Jewish-Studies programs.
One August morning in 1967, Will Maslow, executive director of the American Jewish Congress and a civil rights activist, opened the newsletter of the Student Non-Violent Coordinating Committee (SNCC), the group famous for organizing sit-ins and the Freedom rides. Maslow felt hurt and betrayed when he noticed a feature titled
Joyce Antler is the author of Jewish Radical Feminism: Voices from the Women's Liberation Movement, forthcoming from NYU Press Jewish women were a prominent presence in the radical wing of the feminist movement of the 1960s, 70s, and 80s—only no one knew it. Participants in this fiery and transformative
Martin Luther King, Jr. listening to a transistor radio in the front line of the third march from Selma to Montgomery, Alabama, to campaign for proper registration of black voters, March 23, 1965. Ralph Abernathy (second from left), Ralph Bunche (third from right) and Rabbi Abraham Joshua Heschel (far right)
Brooklyn College Alumnus Alan Dershowitz debated Rabbi Meir Kahane in 1985 on the issue of Israel. The two attended the same Yeshiva High School in Brooklyn, and both attended Brooklyn College. (From The New York Times November 13, 1984) They attended the same yeshiva high school in Brooklyn and grew