Jews make up 62% of religious hate crime victims in the United States, despite being 2.1% of the population.
This particular link, by the by, is an excellent source on who is targeted by hate crime in the US.
he looks so pleased
"oh look. look at this apple. it me"
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The Donetsk temporary government isn’t a recognized governmental organization. These leaflets don’t have any legal standing. While there is a lot of antisemitism in Ukraine, and many minority ethnic groups are concerned for their safety, this isn’t official by any means. It’s pretty inflammatory for a US newspaper to be publishing this without that information.
Wow thank you for that info! I couldn’t really tell from the article how much official backing the group distributing the pamphlets had.
I think that when people using force get involved whether or not the leaflets are “official” is going to be a moot point. There is a threat of violence more than implied here. I think it is pretty dismissive to pretend that this isn’t a situation for concern. People directly affected are scared for their safety.
I think it is relevant what kind of backing the Donetsk temporary government has, and whether or not the law in Ukraine is behind them or not. It doesn’t make things better for the people being harassed, but it’s important to know when reporting is biased and facts are twisted, for example: if we start to see this being used as a pretext to send troops.
I agree about your last point, except I would still argue the article I linked is pretty damned unbiased, since it isn’t even laying responsibility on any side or faction.
But how do you think people take power? By showing up with violence or threats of violence, which this is. People in balaclavas and military style dress cornered a synagogue full of people using language that has been used against a group before. People are right to be scared.
If the people responsible decide to act in these threats, no one is going to wait around while people check the legality.
I am not saying we need u.s. Intervention. That is the last thing I think anyone wants. I was bringing attention to a situation by linking to the first article that was both in a language I could read and understand and wasn’t obviously slanted to place blame since so few details were circulating at the time.
Seriously fucking stop. You clearly have no knowledge of Ukrainian history or Ukrainian society. You have no idea who the players in Ukraine right now are. You are speaking over actual Ukrainian Jews. Have you looked up what the actual Donetsk Jewish community is saying about this? These leaflets were handed out to create a panic, which you are abetting.
US intervention are you mad?
i think about this day a lot
i don’t believe you
This Anna Kendrick Little Mermaid SNL sketch is impossible to find (NBC ran into some legal issues with Disney)… watch while you can!
"Why would I need your hair? Mine is GORGEOUS! I mean it’s white, slicked straight up, & buzzed on the sides."
Dear NBC, it was worth every penny.
this is too fantastic for words.
i do not know, because i am a crab.