Blacks and Jews in America: An Invitation to Dialogue

Authors: Terrence L. Johnson Jacques Berlinerblau

February 1, 2022

In this book, Senior Fellow Terrence L. Johnson and Georgetown colleague Jacques Berlinerblau explore a mystery: Why aren't Blacks and Jews presently united in their efforts to combat white supremacy? Blacks and Jews in America investigates why these two groups do not presently see each other as sharing a common enemy, let alone a political alliance. The book shows how the deep roots of the Black-Jewish relationship began long before the mid-twentieth century, changing a narrative dominated by the "Grand Alliance" between Blacks and Jews during the Civil Rights Movement and its subsequent fracturing. By engaging this history from our country's origins to its present moment, this dialogue models the honest and searching conversation needed for Blacks and Jews to forge a new understanding. The book was published by Georgetown University Press in February 2022.

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