Statement of Solidarity with black and Asian communities in the UK

The murder of George Floyd in Minneapolis in May and the ongoing racial tension in the United States have prompted many Jewish communities to re-examine the position of minorities, including Jews of colour, in the UK today, and to ask what action we should be taking here to oppose racism.

 

In the light of a statement which appeared in the New York Times (signed by 600 Jewish American organisations), JCORE has produced a statement of solidarity with black, Asian and ethnic minority communities in the UK.

 

Please show your support for this statement which has been endorsed by the Board of Deputies, The Jewish Leadership Council and the Community Security Trust.

STATEMENT OF SOLIDARITY

 

The murder of George Floyd in Minneapolis in May and the ongoing racial tension in the United States have prompted many Jewish communities to re-examine the position of minorities, including Jews of colour, in the UK today, and to ask what action we should be taking here to oppose racism.

 

In the UK, we continue to see inequalities faced by black and Asian people in health, education, housing, employment and the criminal justice system as well as a disregard for the human rights of the Windrush generation. These injustices have no place in the 21st century. Recent protests in this country have highlighted the legacy of Britain’s particular role in the slave trade and colonialism.  As a society, we must urgently address the consequences of our history and the present-day impact of our past that is experienced by black and Asian people on a daily basis.

 

As Jewish individuals, organisations, schools and synagogues across Britain, we stand in solidarity with black and Asian communities to say unequivocally that black lives matter.

 

We seek to commit, each within our own field of action, to finding new ways for black, Asian and Jewish communities to continue to work together against all forms of racism, whether anti-black racism, antisemitism, Islamophobia, or directed against migrants and travellers, because an attack on one minority is an attack on us all.

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