Tagged KKK

Dayton Jews are cautioned to keep away from KKK rally

(JTA) — The director of the Jewish Community Relations Council of Dayton called on the Jewish public to avoid a KKK rally set for Saturday in the Ohio city. Rabbi Ari Ballaban said in a statement issued earlier this week that a counter rally scheduled to take place right… Read more »

Why Spike Lee’s ‘BlacKkKlansman’ is a cautionary tale for 21st-century Jews

"BlacKkKlansman" tells the story of two cops -- a black and a Jew -- infiltrating the Ku Klux Klan in 1972. (Screenshot from YouTube)

Spoilers for “BlacKkKlansman” below. NEW YORK (JTA) — In 1965, two young Jewish men, Andrew Goodman and Michael Schwerner, were murdered along with black activist James Chaney by Ku Klux Klansmen in a Southern horror memorialized in the 1988 film “Mississippi Burning.” My own Jew-adjacent summer camp showed the film to… Read more »