Even as I try to stitch the rift, I worry that violence may be the only way to get our message across
JUL 10, 2019, 4:57 PM
It pains me to see this unrest, these demonstrations. They are a cry for justice, a call for people to be seen. “Do not stare at me because I am dark” (Songs of Songs 1:6)
It is the cry of an entire community to be part of the whole, and to receive our equal share. It’s particularly shocking to see the societal discrimination when discussing this subject. People clucking their tongues and demanding that we stop whining
“You’ve caused us enough trouble, make a decision and shut up.”
People are treating this like it’s a sibling squabble, a matter between the Ethiopian-Israeli community and the police, it’s about something significantly deeper and more profound.