BREAKING NEWS: Jews experience prejudice AND white privilege

Osher Fein,
Cupertino, CA

This took me an embarrassingly long time to realize, but there’s this weird thing that white Jews experience called “conditional white privilege”. As long as my Jewishness isn’t obvious or doesn’t “offend” anyone, I experience the same privilege every other white person does. But, it was the moments of overt antisemitism that made me wonder if I fell under “minority” or if I fell under “privileged white person”. Eventually, I realized that these experiences don’t discredit one another. Do I experience bigotry? Yeah. Does that erase the fact that I still benefit from this corrupt system? Nope! I still benefit from injustice, unfortunately.

 

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