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THE ROADMAP OUT. A JEWISH PERSPECTIVE
People often ask what can I do to help end systemic racism and injustices. There are many layers to this, but Kass delves into why mindfully supporting Black-owned businesses is one important step in the path to real progress. He uses the backdrop of the Jewish experience coming to America and how they used support for their businesses to move up the American ladder.
Recently I had an eye-opening conversation with a retired Black physician. Born in 1935 and raised in the abusive and challenging segregated South, he attended schools that were subpar from the white schools on the other side of town.
My curiosity stemmed around how a man who had endured so much racism, even in medical school where he was ordered by other doctors not to deliver any white babies while receiving “N” word insults by white patients, had achieved so much. Not only did he build a thriving medical practice, but he eventually went on to oversee the entire quality…
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