It’s All Happening Again

“I was raised thinking being Jewish was safe. Not so much lately.”

Read the graphic narrative here: It’s All Happening Again

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I’m Jewish, and I’m white – Real Talk: WOC & Allies – Medium

Several days ago, white supremacist neo-Nazis marched in Charlottesville, distributing anti-Semitic material and chanting anti-Semitic slogans. Now suddenly, everyone knows something that many of us have known for a long time already: People in this country still hate Jews.

One result of these occurrences has been a flurry of think pieces by light-skinned Jews of European origin. These writers argue that Jews like themselves (and me) aren’t white, are only sort of white, or should stop thinking of ourselves as white.

Personally, Charlottesville didn’t change how much I think of myself as white. If anything, it only strengthened my reasons for identifying that way.

Read on here: I’m Jewish, and I’m white – Real Talk: WOC & Allies – Medium

Seeing White

Just what is going on with white people? Police shootings of unarmed African Americans. Acts of domestic terrorism by white supremacists. The renewed embrace of raw, undisguised white-identity politics. Unending racial inequity in schools, housing, criminal justice, and hiring. Some of this feels new, but in truth it’s an old story.

Why? Where did the notion of “whiteness” come from? What does it mean? What is whiteness for?

Scene on Radio host and producer John Biewen took a deep dive into these questions, along with an array of leading scholars and regular guest Dr. Chenjerai Kumanyika, in this fourteen-part documentary series, released between February and August 2017. The series editor is Loretta Williams.

Source: Seeing White

How White Americans Lose When They Don’t Stand Up for Racial Justice (and 4 Ways They Can Counter Racism Instead) – Everyday Feminism

Acknowledging privilege is difficult. It implicates you in the act of oppression, and very few want to think of themselves as oppressors. But if you dislike racism, yet do little — if anything — to resist it, you’re enabling racial oppression and benefitting from it. This not only harms people of color. It also harms white people and their humanity.

Source: How White Americans Lose When They Don’t Stand Up for Racial Justice (and 4 Ways They Can Counter Racism Instead) – Everyday Feminism