Mondoweiss: White Jews and uppity blacks

By Abba Solomon
Mondoweiss

Feldman_Shadow coverAre American Jews “white”? What if Jews stop being “white”?

Those questions echo while reading Keith Feldman’s excellent book about the meaning and effect of Palestine in the American sociopolitical context, particularly its interaction with American conceptions of race.

The honorary “whiteness” of Jews in the United States has been a key to Jews’ successful sojourn here, and a key to Jews’ role as a creative intermediary in the American racial categories — an ethnonational group of such distinctiveness that it is its own genus, “White, But.”

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University of Minnesota Press Podcast

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Browse our Fall/Winter 2022-23 catalog for exciting forthcoming books!

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