Friday, February 22, 2019

Are Jews white? If you're a neoliberal identitarian, the answer is yes, so don't vote for Bernie Sanders

I am fascinated by young Jews who insist they're not white—until the 1980s, no one questioned the whiteness of European Jews except for a few antisemites. Most American antisemites hated Jews for the same reason they hated Catholics—they weren't Protestants.

But now the identity crowd wants someone with more conservative politics than Bernie Sanders. Since they can't admit that, their #1 attack is that he's another old white man.

But even if you think Jews are white, electing Sanders would be a blow for diversity. We've had a black President and a Catholic President, but we've never had a Jewish President.


  1. Some Jews are NOT white; there are substantial populations of Jews in North Africa, Arabia, and elsewhere that are PoC. Most European Jews are perceived as white, but due to such factors as intermarriage with non-European Jews, some are passing, and well aware of it.

    1. Yep. That's why I said "European Jews" in the post. I also stressed American antisemites because European antisemites are more likely to racialize Jews.