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Are Jews White?

posted on December 6, 2016

The Atlantic’s Emma Green discusses Jews’ ambiguous racial position as a white minority group. FBI hate crime statistics show that most religiously motivated hate crimes are committed against Jews, and Donald Trump’s anti-Semitic insinuations have only exacerbated Jewish vulnerability. Green writes, “As pro- and anti-Trump movements jockey to realize their agendas, the question of Jews and whiteness illustrates the high stakes—and dangers—of racialized politics. Jews, who do not fit neatly into American racial categories, challenge both sides’ visions for the country.”

Read at The Atlantic