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February 28, 1986 - Image 11

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The Detroit Jewish News, 1986-02-28

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NATIONAL HEADQUARTERS:

Jack Robinson Urges
Black-Jewish Unity

Disturbed about the growing
tension between some members
of the black and Jewish com-
munities, the chairman and chief
executive of Perry Drug Stores
called for the two groups to re-
commit themselves to a united
fight against bigotry.
In a speech before the Booker
T. Washington Association in De-
troit, Jack A. Robinson, one of
three people to receive the asso-
ciation's Brotherhood Award,
said, "As a Jew, I am concerned
over what appears to be a grow-
ing estrangement among some
members of the black and Jewish
communities."
Robinson urged the leadership
among blacks and Jews to rally
their forces to assure that the his-
toric black and Jewish alliance
survives.
"Only a month ago, this nation
stopped to celebrate — for the
first time — a national holiday
commemorating Martin Luther
King, Jr.," said Robinson. "I re-
flected at the time how blacks
and Jeigs historically joined
forces to fight on behalf of free-
dom and personal dignity with
arms around each other. Now, it
appears that some among us are
at arm's length."
He suggested that whatever
political and philosophical dif-
ferences exist between the two
groups could be settled.
"We belong to one family dedi-
cated to the concepts of brother-
hood, and families can withstand
dissent among their ranks,"
Robinson said.
"We have a common enemy.
That enemy is prejudice, dis-
crimination,, inequality and in-
justice," he said. "To destroy this
,enemy, we need the collective
strength of our two peoples."
Robinson called on black and
Jewish communities to recommit
themselves to cementing their
unity.
"We have an obligation to do
that not only for ourselves, but
for our children," he said. "We
have that obligation because few
people have suffered as we have."

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The 7:30 p.m. meeting at Adat
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