David Duke Says Jews Aren’t White — and Jews Clap Back by the Forward

David Duke Says Jews Aren’t White — and Jews Clap Back

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A new article in The Atlantic magazine posed the question of whether Jews are white, and of course David Duke, white supremacist, has the answer.

The article was spurred by the rise this election season of the “alt-right,” which championed the candidacy of President-elect Donald Trump and brought into public view anti-Semitic sentiments that had been excluded from the mainstream for generations.

Duke’s response bemused many Jews of the Twittersphere, who say it’s just not that simple.

Another evoked the most famous Jew of all.

Many tried to harness the power of pop culture to make their point that nothing, dear David Duke, is black or white. Especially not Lenny Kravitz, Lisa Bonet and their gorgeous offspring, Zoe Kravitz. And what about Scarlett Johansson? What about Ivanka Trump?

Not all the sass directed at Duke was so lighthearted.

Contact Daniel J. Solomon at solomon@forward.com or on Twitter, @DanielJSolomon


Daniel J. Solomon

Daniel J. Solomon is the former Assistant to the Editor/News Writer at the Forward. Originally from Queens, he attended Harvard as an undergraduate, where he wrote his senior thesis on French-Jewish intellectual history. He is excited to have returned to New York after his time in Massachusetts. Daniel’s passions include folk music, cycling, and pointed argument.

David Duke Says Jews Aren’t White — and Jews Clap Back

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