“I think that spending time with only people exactly like you is sad and boring.”
On this episode, Carin Mrotz talks about growing up with social justice through the lens of teacher parents who engaged with the union. She talks about what American’s think of when we think of the American Jewish community and how that isn’t necessarily representative of the diversity of Jewish experiences and voices. Can unpacks how whiteness hurts literally everyone, talks about the relationship between Judaism and resistance, goes deep on Christian hegemony and tries to explain why Anti-Semitism never goes away and how it’s used to separate people.
Carin Mrotz is the Executive Director of Jewish Community Action. She has worked on campaigns for immigrant and workers’ rights and played a central role in organizing the Jewish community in support for marriage equality in Minnesota in 2012. Carin has worked as a trainer, curriculum designer, fundraiser, college instructor and organizer. She’s one of co-hosts of the political podcast Wrong About Everything. She grew up in South Florida but has lived in Minnesota for the past two decades.
Find Carin on twitter @mrotzie
Check out the Wrong About Everything podcast
For further reading:
Toward the Next Jewish Rebellion by Yotam Marom – Read I it on Medium HERE
“A Brief History of Everything” by Ken Wilber
“How Jews Became White Folks and What That Says About Race in America” by Karen Brodkin