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In Holocaust Education, Re-Emphasize Allied Apathy

Published on June 30, 2014 By Tommy

When teaching children about racism and genocide, educators often focus on individual biases as the source of systematic racism and anti-Semitism.  For example, at my synagogue, teachers often ask their students to put themselves in the shoes of Christian German civilians during the Holocaust and consider whether they, as non-Jews, would have simply shrugged off anti-Semitic slurs and […]

The Creation of ‘Black Crime’

Published on November 24, 2013 By Tommy

This article was originally posted at goodmenproject.com and tommyraskin.org. The laziest pundits in this country would have us believe that there are two types of crime: crime and black crime. Odious media outlets’ coverage of the recent “knockout” phenomenon is evidence of this faulty distinction’s widespread promulgation. Reporters have started covering the national string of random “knockout” […]