Along with “abolish the police” another slogan has emerged recently from the radical left: “abolish foster care.” Behind the slogan are complaints about real failures of an imperfect system mixed with irrational claims that foster care is inherently racist. A parallel argument condemns white parents who adopt babies of other races. In a wide-ranging discussion, Malka Groden, Kathryn Lopez, and Naomi Schaefer Riley address these arguments and other problems affecting efforts to care for vulnerable children. Groden, herself a devout Jew and the adoptive mother of two biracial children, notes that when it comes to adoption only “religious voices” and “faith-based institutions” are committed to looking beyond race. (Video, one hour.)
As the “Woke” Mob Turns on Adoption and Foster Care, Only Religion Encourages People to See Beyond Race
British Universities Have Become Safe Spaces for Anti-Semitism
Last month, David Miller, a sociology professor at Bristol University, attracted the attention of the Anglo-Jewish press with a rant about the supposed danger posed to civic and campus life by Zionists. Such rhetoric is nothing new for Miller, who has argued—in his academic work as well as in other contexts—that campus Jewish societies are in the employ of a nefarious “Israel lobby,” and that interfaith activities involving Jewish and Muslim communities are “a Trojan horse for normalizing Zionism.” He is likewise convinced that Bashar al-Assad’s mass slaughter of his own people is a hoax perpetrated by a similarly nefarious conspiracy. Unsurprisingly, David Hirsh observes, Miller also believes complaints of anti-Semitism are Isra made in bad faith.