Category Archive for: Intergroup Relations

Promoting Awareness of African-American Heritage and the History of Slavery in the United States

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  • Posted on February 24, 2004

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  • Intergroup Relations

  BACKGROUND The teaching most often repeated in the Torah instructs us to protect the stranger in our midst.  Regrettably, too often in the past the American colonies and the state and national governments rejected the values embodied in this teaching, most notably in the institution and perpetuation of slavery.   Millions of Africans and…



AFFIRMATIVE ACTION

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  The JCPA has supported government and private sector affirmative action for many years, as long as race is one of many factors considered, only individuals judged to be qualified are accepted or rewarded, and quotas are not utilized.  As recently as 2000, JCPA concluded a lengthy study on race and ethnicity and reaffirmed this…



Action to Overcome Racial Division

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  • Posted on October 23, 1995

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  • Intergroup Relations

  Events in the last several months have served to underscore the profound racial divide which continues to exist within our country. This divide increasingly undermines the efforts of people of goodwill to work together to ensure an open, inclusive, pluralistic society which safeguards the well-being of all its citizens. It is imperative that we…



Jewish-Arab Relations

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  The National Jewish Community Relations Advisory Council and the National Association of Arab Americans jointly   condemn unequivocally all terrorist acts, defined as politically motivated acts of violence against civilians, whatever their origin, and urge even more vigorous U.S. government efforts to combat the scourge of international and domestic terrorism; reject all forms of…



Statement on Harassment of Arab-Americans

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  • Posted on September 10, 1990

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The National Jewish Community Relations Advisory Council decries recent nation-wide attacks, both verbal and physical, on Arab-Americans. The democratic and cultural pluralism inherent in American society is central to the security and well-being of all groups and individuals who comprise the American population. We must not allow strong feelings engendered by the current crisis in…