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The Boycott Divestment and Sanctions Campaign — no action, just noise

In the Missouri/Southern Illinois region, the movement known as BDS, for boycott, divestment and sanctions, has for the most part sustained itself by creating noise — angry, divisive noise.  For all the swagger, the movement has accomplished nothing save increased anxiety within the Jewish community and outside the community, bewilderment. Recent noise about a program scheduled for the Missouri History

Getting Rid of Structural Racism: St. Louis Post Dispatch 8/19/2014

STRUCTURAL RACISM Getting rid of structural racism August 19, 2014 12:00 am  •  Karen J. Aroesty   For decades, structures have existed that created and sustained Ferguson’s damaged relationship with its police. They have quietly worked their magic, and brought about the shooting of Michael Brown. They are the structures that create unequal and overwhelmingly disparate outcomes between black and

Media Literacy, Bias and Israel

The numbers don’t look good.  Comparing the civilian casualties in Gaza to the lack of civilian casualties in Israel helps fuel the media’s blatantly untrue depiction of Israel as the sole aggressor who totally disregards and devalues Palestinian life.  The media is also quick to question if Israeli rockets, launched exclusively in self-defense and as retaliation, are war crimes.  Usually,