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Straight Outta Jewish America?

A policewoman rifles through my purse. “You’re good,” she says, politely excusing me as she moves on to the next person in line. I am not at an airport, a concert, or a secured building. I am waiting in line to see Straight Outta Compton at a majority-black theater, and eight police officers are holding everyone up. I made it through the line much quicker than others.

Eventually I make my way into the theater. I get some glances, but none are hostile. I take my seat, becoming engrossed in the outstanding political and racial commentary before me. Then the movie takes a comedic turn: Ice Cube offends Jerry Heller, NWA’s manager, and in return Heller calls Ice Cube out for antisemitism. Heller eventually calls in the Jewish Defense League to “protect” himself and Eazy-E.

Laughter fills the theater as I slouch into my seat. I am the only white Jewish-American woman in attendance, and I know that the audience’s amusement is well founded.

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Advocate Rachel Published in The Hill on Millennials in Government Jobs

Young Voices Advocate Rachel Burger was published in The Hill on Millennials’ trends in joining the federal service.

Last week, the Office of Personnel Management released a study boasting that Millennials are the happiest government employees of any generation. Of those surveyed, 86 percent claim their work is important, 83 percent claim their bosses treat them with respect, and 66 percent feel their bosses support their personal development. What’s shocking about this report is that in spite of being so happy, young people leave their government jobs after a short 3.8 years. This is slightly higher than the overall Millennial average (including the private sector) of about three years; in contrast, the national retention average regardless of age is 4.6 years.

Read the rest of the piece here.

If you’d like to speak with or book Rachel or any of our other Advocates, please contact Young Voices now.

Advocate Rachel Published in Antiwar on ISIS

Young Voices Advocate Rachel Burger was published in Antiwar.com on the asymmetrical warfare seen in the US’s battle with ISIS.

On October 7th, Bloomberg reported that ISIS is spreading to Kobani, a crucial Syrian city bordering Turkey. Kobani’s fall to ISIS would means that the terrorist group has secured over 100 kilometers of land connecting Syria and Turkey. US officials aredownplaying the significance of the current battle, but the militaristic importance is clear: ISIS is spreading, and there’s little the United States can do to stop it.

Read the rest of the piece here.

If you’d like to speak with or book Rachel or any of our other Advocates, please contact Young Voices now.