White = Christian, I’m not, I’m Jewish

Janice Cagan-Teuber,
Arlington, MA

To me, “White” has always meant “Christian”. I grew up in a neighborhood that was 99.9% Catholic. We were the only Jewish family around. I was constantly harassed by the neighbor children because I was Jewish. Yes, I look “White” but I don’t identify as “White”. I know I have the privilege of Whiteness, but still don’t feel it.

 

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