Professor Dollinger: Black Lives Matter 'More Impressive' Than 1960s Civil Rights Movement

Friday, July 24, 2020

NEWSWEEK -- Marc Dollinger, a professor of Jewish Studies at San Francisco State University and the author of Black Power, Jewish Politics, tells Newsweek that Jews were “disproportionately” involved in the Black Civil Rights movement in the 1950s and 1960s, but that there have always been tensions between the two communities.

Dollinger says there is widespread support for the Black Lives Matter movement among white Jews which “reflects the intergenerational interracial and interfaith nature of the protests that have erupted since the murder of George Floyd.”

“This is something we didn't even see in the ’60s. This is more impressive. To me, that is the story. The story is how many different kinds of people from different walks of life are all uniting around the slogan of Black Lives Matter,” Dollinger says.