Central Florida's Independent Jewish Voice

California needs to pick Holocaust education or antisemitism

(JNS) — California Gov. Gavin Newsom just announced the formation in his state, and allocation of millions of dollars, towards the Governor’s Council on Holocaust and Genocide Education.

This seems commendable on its face, but it’s not that simple. If Newsom wants to be on the right side of history, he has to pick a side. He can’t simultaneously advocate for both Holocaust education and antisemitic ethnic-studies curricula. Nor should he advocate for lessons that bundle the Shoah with other genocides.

Newsom should learn from the challenges faced by his colleague, Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis, wh...


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