When we erase Jews of color and focus exclusively on white Jews, we fail this moment of national racial reckoning.
“‘White supremacy’ is triggering for white Jews, and the meta question is, why that kind of response from that word?”
If I find myself in a hostile scenario, I can take off my kippah, switching from “Rabbi Daniel with a yarmulke” to “Dan with a baseball cap.”
“She was more concerned about the looting and the vandalism. Now, she gets it.”
Organizations and activists are mobilizing on several fronts.
“My Jewish friends actually love this game haha,” one Nazi beer pong player claimed.
Despite their distinctive dress and obvious Jewishness, white Orthodox Jews have a tool in their toolboxes that people of color do not.
White privilege happens when a people assumes unearned entitlements, when they take conditions for granted that give one group an advantage.
Maybe that’s all the seder is: A place to do the telling, to ask all of the bright and dangerous questions.
Apples and oranges are not the same kind of fruit, and in the eyes of our justice system, white and black people are not the same kind of human.