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It is plainly upsetting that JCCs, which are among other things nursery schools, are getting bomb threats. It’s sufficiently non-controversial to call this bad that even Ivanka Trump, even (eventually) President Trump, got on that bandwagon.
Like everyone, I’m trying to make sense of President Trump’s rambling answer to an Israeli journalist’s succinct, to-the-point question about anti-Semitism at the press conference with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu. While the end of Trump’s remarks involve the usual — citing Ivanka and fam as evidence that the Trump administration couldn’t possibly be anti-Semitic — it’s the first part I find baffling. What was Trump doing when he responded to a question about racism and anti-Semitism with an extended digression about his own popularity? Was this just bumbling narcissism?
At Mother Jones, Kevin Drum wondered why everyone’s talking about “white supremacy” these days, rather than just talking about “racism.” Had he wondered this, oh, I don’t know, in June, this might have been a contrarian but useful point: In one understanding “white supremacy” is the entire system, encompassing everything from racist beauty standards to mass incarceration. In another, it’s the ideology of self-proclaimed white supremacists. And the activist use of “white supremacy” to mean all forms of racism can be both theoretically useful and, in practical terms, alienating to some who’d otherwise get it.
Here’s a little history for those just joining us: What’s long distinguished anti-Semitism from most other forms of oppression is that this form of bigotry presents itself as an anti-oppression ideology.
Saw this on the subway platform last night. I know it’s just hastily drawn graffiti on a drawing, but it bothered me… pic.twitter.com/CxrxgWdXpy— Mara Wilson (@MaraWilson) November 1, 2016