It was an institutionalized form of racism, especially in the South where it was called Jim Crow laws. Fortunately we overcame that barbarity and have advanced quite a bit in a half century. Here's hoping that Israel's society will have strong civil rights advocates emerge, creating the movement within Israeli society that seeks to erase this stain of racism and discrimination forever from their society. Many of you may know that some of the most active allies of the African-Americans in their quest for equal rights in the US were American Jews. Let's hope that the Bedouin and Arabs of Israel find similar friends in Israel who value justice and equality before the law.
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