Here's How One Kansas City Organization Stays Winning Against Rural Antisemitism

A passage we're quoting points out the problem.

However . . .

This report is actually a success story inasmuch as locals reached out their neighbors across Kansas & Missouri and worked to create a network of people dedicated to debunking hateration. 

Of course there have been setbacks but by and large this "people first" approach to tolerance proved successful.

Here's the start of the story . . .

Consider my own community of Kansas City, the target of an antisemitic attack in 2014 that left three people dead. The shooter, a white supremacist from Springfield, Missouri (where Jews constitute about .1% of the metro population) drove several hours to carry out his attack.

The internet has also given extremists the unprecedented opportunity to connect with like minds, spreading their ideas and creating online communities that transcend the rural/urban divide; white nationalist extremism, for example, is now just as much an issue in suburban America as it is anywhere else.

All this to say: antisemitism in rural America is everyone’s problem.

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Antisemitism in Rural America Is a Major Problem; But We Can Help Fix It

As a fifth generation Jew living in the Kansas City metro area, I often encounter surprise from other Jewish communities when they learn that there are Jews living in this region.