Resolution Adopted by the CCAR

Racism

Adpoted by the 103rd Annual Convention of
the Central Conference of American Rabbis
San Antonio, Texas, April, 1992

WHEREAS, the Central Conference of American Rabbis has in numerous resolutions expressed its opposition to racism in all of its forms, and

WHEREAS, the theme introduced for congregational programming on Social Justice one year ago on Shabbat Hagadol 5751 was racism in the larger community and in the general Jewish community, and

WHEREAS, racism has grown to infect the hearts and minds of our fellow citizens, and

WHEREAS, two professional sports teams by the stereotypical nature of their names, "The Washington Redskins" and "The Atlanta Braves" persist in encouraging stereotypical thinking about Native Americans and further by their names and emblems encourage us to think stereotypical thoughts,

BE IT RESOLVED, that the Central Conference of American Rabbis calls upon the Washington Redskins and the Atlanta Braves to change formally their names and to renounce all characterizations based on race or ethnic background, and

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that the Central Conference of American Rabbis calls upon the Atlanta Braves and the Washington Redskins to undertake programming in the private sector to combat racial stereotyping in the larger society.