THE WORST THING IN THE WORLD IS WHEN SOMEONE OFFERS U CHIPS AND U REACH IN THE BAG BUT U CAN’T GET A HOLD OF A CHIP AND U START SWEATIN’ AND PEOPLE ARE STARING CUZ U CAN’T GET HOLD OF A GODDAMN CHIP AND THEN CHILDREN ARE SCREAMING AND U HEAR GUNSHOTS AND BUILDINGS START COLLAPSING BUT U STILL. CAN’T. GET. A. CHIP.
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Anonymous said: I'm a light-skinned Ashkenazi Jew (on my father's side. On my mom's side I have Italian and Irish heritage). If I call myself white, is that internalized antisemitism? I feel like I've always experienced white privilege (that's just me personally, obviously, not all light-skinned Jews - I grew up in an area without a lot of antisemitism, or at least without a lot that I noticed) and it would feel disingenuous to call myself something else, but some of your recent posts have kind of confused me.
No. It is not antisemitic, internalized or otherwise, to identify as white.
Some white skinned Jews identify as white. Some do not. Both are perfectly legitimate.
If you experience most of the benefits of being white, it is not wrong to identify as white. Likewise, if you feel averse to identifying as white because of the white supremacy that excludes Jews based on blood both historically and currently, or because of your personal experiences with racialized antisemitism, that is also perfectly legitimate.
Jews as a group are liminal. White-skinned Jews obviously are more privileged than visible Jews of Colour, but that doesn’t change the fact that such Jews, while they are privileged by their whiteness in some ways, are oppressed by whiteness in others.
How you identify is COMPLETELY up to you.
However, I would urge you and all other white or light skinned Jews to remember the benefits of this liminality and ability to pass/border-cross, especially when in discussions with PoC about racism, colourism, and white supremacy.
is he… you know………….straight? not that theres; anything wrong with that i was just asking.. some of my friends are sstraight so im pretty accepting of people like that.Maybe he and i could play foortball toegther, or something Straights like ot do! :)
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I used to be like “I wonder what would happen if I set this thing on fire” and since then I’ve learned that more often than not the answer is “it’ll be on fire”
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