Dear Jared Kushner:
I read your letter stating that your father-in-law, Donald Trump, is not anti-semitic or a racist. You are wrong. You see him from a very narrow perspective. You see him as your wife's father, your kids' grandfather and the guy who came to your wedding. And when he looks at you he sees a rich, White, good looking individual who happens to be a Jew so you're good with money. You fit into his compartments nicely.
What the world sees, however, is an extremely boorish, loudmouth who denigrates so many different types of people including, of course, Jews. And he has surrounded himself with people who are obviously anti-semitic. There is no denying that.
Your family background is gripping but that doesn't make you an expert on who is or is not an anti-semite. Words matter. Actions matter. Decisions matter. Acquiescence in the face of blatant anti-semitism is hard to ignore. That's what you seem to be doing. You describe him as being loving and tolerant. Where was his tolerance for a disabled reporter? Or for people who genuinely disagreed with him? Yes, he is tolerant, for those who decry the Jewish people, Blacks, women, feminists, Latinos, Muslims, Gold Star families.
There are many questionable qualities your father-in-law has and concern for others is not one of them. He is not humane, except for his own tight little family. Anti-semitic? Yes. He has appointed the vilest of people to be in his inner circle. Anti-semitic is just one of the horrendous qualities he has displayed. Open your eyes. He is not who you think you see. And the world knows and understands this.
This is the article I was responding to:
Monday, November 21, 2016
Dear Jared Kushner
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