It has come to my attention that the most salient features of identity politics and intersectionality are inconsistencies, incongruities, and idiocy.
This especially applies to the relations between African-Americans and Jews, and African-Americans and Muslims.
There was a time last century when Jews were at the forefront of the civil rights movement, which seems to have been expunged, dare I say blackwashed from the current cultural milieu.
I contend that this slide began with a 1968 New York City teachers strike. Local school boards in black districts wanted community control but were opposed by the teachers union, whose leadership was mostly liberal Jews.
Community control is essentially a right-wing libertarian small government concept.
For an inner city district it’s liberating but for an upscale neighborhood it’s labeled as racism. Different strokes for different colors?
Nowadays many black Americans support the BDS movement and “intifada”, and align themselves with other Muslim Arabs.
The same Muslim Arabs who started the transAtlantic African slave trade.
The word for a black person in Arabic is abed, which means slave, and blacks are still enslaved in many places within Arab culture.
Does this alliance make sense?
And why the animosity to Jews and Israel?
What hold do Palestinians have over American blacks?
If it’s the bonhomie of skin color how moronic is that?
What are the cultural affiliations? What are the shared goals and values other than a decision to hate Jews?
What else is there to it besides a belief in 1970s Soviet propaganda that Jews are white colonial oppressors?
The dirty little secret of the “non-white” world is that the darker skinned non-whites are discriminated against by the lighter skinned non-whites and they in turn are resented for trying to pass as white. This has been confessed to me by African-Americans and Hispanics.
I’m not saying this makes it excusable for whites, I’m just calling race baiters on their shit.
Arabs say they can’t be anti-semitic because they are Semites also.
So if that’s the case why are they people of color and Jews are white?
Grasping at straws regarding fake or real skin color is imbecilic and an arbitrary way to compartmentalize people.
So what color are Jews?
Jews come in all different skin tones.This doesn’t mean I’m saying that Jews are immune to the mental frailty of prejudice.
But here is the other dirty little secret. No matter what skin tone a Jew has, he or she has more genetic commonality with other Jews than the non-Jews he may look like.
A Jew from Burma who appears Asian has more shared DNA with a Danish Jew who looks Nordic than they each have with non-Jews in Burma or Denmark.
This shows that they all have a common mid-Eastern starting point unaffected by the few genes that determine coloration.
Skin color and DNA only counts for so much.
The real basis for their commonality, distinction and uniqueness, and what ultimately sets them apart are the shared values, goals, aspirations, beliefs and practices.
Jews were the scourge of Europe for 1,000 years not just because they were darker but didn’t share these things with the Christians, and looking like their neighbors didn’t save them from the Nazis.
Jews lived in Baghdad and Damascus for centuries before Christians or Muslims, and were indistinguishable in appearance but were ultimately outside the purveyance of Arab for the same reasons.
The DNA and adherence to various traditions is what makes Jews the same color unlike any other.
I’m at a loss to name that color but it’s definitely not white, maybe we can call it tekhelet.