In a Daily Inter Lake op-ed, Rand and Sherry Spencer, “alt-right” leader Richard Spencer’s parents, make clear that they do not support their son’s politics: “We are not racists. We have never been racists. We do not endorse the idea of white nationalism.” That’s good to hear! The story, alas, does not end there.
Until approximately five minutes ago — that is, until she died yesterday, at 99 — I had not realized Zsa Zsa Gabor came from a Jewish family. (Was of Jewish origin, I’m tempted to say, because that’s how it would be said in French, and a Continental flair seems apropos.) As Benjamin Ivry points out, this is no coincidence: Gabor wasn’t particularly ‘out’, as Jews go. It’s also worth noting, the ‘Jews and whiteness’ topic being very of the moment, that Gabor was an icon of a certain sort of blonde, small-nosed beauty that… yes, exists among Jewish women, but in Gabor’s case appears to have been the result of artifice.
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