Attorney General Grewal addresses Jewish community’s safety concerns
Many members of New Jersey’s Jewish community have expressed concerns about safety after a recent targeted-shooting at a Jewish grocery store in Jersey City.
New Jersey Attorney General Gurbir Grewal met with students at Golda Och Academy, a Jewish day school in West Orange, to address some of those concerns.
Grewal said that they should be “very concerned” about hate crimes and he said that he thinks political rhetoric and social media are a big part of the issue.
“What happens is social media algorithm -if you’re searching for a certain thing or certain topic, it pushes you together with other people who are looking for the same thing. So, people who have hate in their heart can find community in social media and that’s a horrible thing cause then their beliefs become normalized,” the attorney general said.
Grewal says that he thinks that the solution to hate crimes is to teach kindness to young people. He says that this starts with the youth of America.
The students were in sixth through 12th grade and asked several prepared questions.