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Boris Khrichevsky has news for you

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29.10.2020

The Times of Israel has published a featured post, entitled “Do Black lives matter to Russian Jews?” written by Boris Khrichevsky, who is a teaching associate and researcher at the College of Education, University of Washington. (His shirt-tail bio explicitly notes a preference for “he/him/his,” so I hope no one will be offended if I comply.)

By my count, Khrichevsky’s post is 1,753 words long, which makes it about twice as long as the average blog post. That’s a lot to read, but you’ll be happy to know that I’ve done the work for you. Here is the earth-shattering, ground-breaking, jaw-dropping insight that Mr. Khrichevsky has uncovered and courageously revealed to all: there still is racism in the U.S.A. today. Wow! Hold the presses!

The foregoing does, of course, drip with sarcasm, but there is, I honestly believe, no other way to respond to what Khrichevsky has written. The truth is that, once you strip away all the hyperbole and obfuscation, the message of his post is just that: racism exists in the U.S.A. today.

Khrichevsky, who frequently resorts to academic jargon, would undoubtedly insist that there is “structural racism,”........

© The Times of Israel (Blogs)


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