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Antisemitism: prismatic-bell: kari-izumi: dancinbutterfly: edenfenixblogs: the-omniscient-narrator: spacevinci: somethingratchet: sheisraging: Cindy: Hey… can I be a Jew? Rabbi: No. Cindy: Can I be a Jew? Rabbi: No. Cindy: Can I be a Jew? Rabbi: You really want this? Sincerely? Not ‘cause this one’s trying to blackmail me for something stupid when I was 19 or for broccoli with your dinner? What is this for you? Cindy: Honestly, I think I found my people. I was raised in a church where I was told to believe and pray. And if I was bad, I’d go to hell. And if I was good, I’d go to heaven. And if I’d ask Jesus, he’d forgive me and that was that. And here y’all are sayin’ ain’t no hell. Ain’t sure about heaven. And if you do something wrong, you got to figure it out yourself. And as far as God’s concerned, it’s your job to keep asking questions and to keep learning and to keep arguing. It’s like a verb. It’s like … you do God. And that’s a lot of work, but I think I’m in, as least as far as I can see it. I mean, maybe I’ll learn more and say fuck the whole thing, I mean, but I wanna learn more, and I think I gotta be in it to do that. You know… Does that make sense? Shit, did I just talk myself out of it? Rabbi: Ask me again. Cindy: Can I be a Jew? Rabbi: Yes. I cried so hard during this scene. First of all, this is beautiful. Second of all, as a contextual note, the rabbi said no for a reason. In Jewish conversion, one of the steps is that you must be discouraged at least three times. This comes from the story of Ruth, where Naomi told her not to follow her back to the Jewish tribe three times before giving in. Third of all, this is beautiful. Adrienne KILLED it in those scenes. I wept with her! “It’s like a verb.” She wants to work on her faith continuously and that was gorgeous and so honest. THIS WAS SO IMPORTANT DO U UNDERSTAND. We aren’t a people who actively convert people. You’ll never see a Jewish person try to convert you. We believe in everyone’s right to believe what they want. But it was so nice to see someone who wasn’t raised in it be able to see value in my faith. I have never seen anything like that on tv before Not only that?? Its one of the only times I’ve ever seen Judaism The Faith and Religion ever actually articulated on screen. What do we believe? We believe that You Choose To Do God. Thats why we’re the Chosen People - because we Chose to Opt In To Doing God this particular way. I have never in my life before seen any form of media EVER express what Jews ACTUALLY BELIEVE ABOUT THE UNIVERSE out loud but OITNB did. And when people ask me? I always throw them here. Because it’s dead on. You do God (Jewishly) and you have to choose it. That’s what we believe. That’s it. Thats the entire thing. And this is the only time we have EVER had ANY representation and I will cherish it always. And for those of you who didn’t see the show? She got to bathe in a mikvah equivalent and convert fully so yes, Cindy is as Jewish as the whitest Ashkenazi Jew. More, because according to the sages, the convert is to be praised for their choice and their dedication. And as such, any children she has will be Jewish too. <3 Love for Cindy. Love to any religious Jews out there who feel unseen in media (you’re right, we aren’t seen). Love for any converts out there who don’t feel Jewish enough (you are - no matter what branch you converted in). Extra love for all my Jews of Color (no addendum - just love to you all period). Stay strong out there yall. Write yourselves into some stories and talk about our faith okay? We deserve to be seen and known, even if we aren’t converting. Demystification is part of the fight against antisemitism. All of this, but ALSOit’s so rare to see black people get to be any other religion of Baptist Christian. Or to even talk about that not all of us believe in God in the way we’re been taught. Most of what I’ve learned about Judaism I learned through the Jewish bloggers I’ve found here like @prismatic-bell @realsadjewishhours and @wetwareproblem among others, but even as an agnostic black woman, I was just as happy to see Cindy find her own way, and even happier to hear that they actually did right with the conversion process this time. And @dancinbutterfly’s last line is why, when my rabbi said I should go to rabbinic school, I said…..no.Rabbi means teacher, and there are a ton of good Jewish teachers of Jews out there. But there aren’t so many Jewish teachers of gentiles. It’s why I work at cons under the name Oy Vay Productions. I am like you, except where I’m not, and where I’m not should not have to be frightening or mysterious to you. And then, when someone is all “well the Jews are a bunch of wealthy lizards,” you can remember me, think of me teaching you not just about anime but about the fact that Jews are just people out here doing how we do, and instead of “that seems possibly incorrect but I don’t know enough about Jews to dispute it,” you can say “that is not true, I have met and been befriended by a Jew, shared a meal and a class talked, and I know better.”I do my teaching by being a loud and proud Jew who is out here doing G-d an living my life. There are plenty of rabbis with skills I could only dream of having. But what I do is just as important to protecting and preserving Am Yisrael.
Antisemitism: prismatic-bell:

kari-izumi:

dancinbutterfly:

edenfenixblogs:
the-omniscient-narrator:


spacevinci:

somethingratchet:


sheisraging:


Cindy: Hey… can I be a Jew?
Rabbi: No.
Cindy: Can I be a Jew?
Rabbi: No.
Cindy: Can I be a Jew?
Rabbi: You really want this? Sincerely? Not ‘cause this one’s trying to blackmail me for something stupid when I was 19 or for broccoli with your dinner? What is this for you?
Cindy: Honestly, I think I found my people. I was raised in a church where I was told to believe and pray. And if I was bad, I’d go to hell. And if I was good, I’d go to heaven. And if I’d ask Jesus, he’d forgive me and that was that. And here y’all are sayin’ ain’t no hell. Ain’t sure about heaven. And if you do something wrong, you got to figure it out yourself. And as far as God’s concerned, it’s your job to keep asking questions and to keep learning and to keep arguing. It’s like a verb. It’s like … you do God. And that’s a lot of work, but I think I’m in, as least as far as I can see it. I mean, maybe I’ll learn more and say fuck the whole thing, I mean, but I wanna learn more, and I think I gotta be in it to do that. You know… Does that make sense? Shit, did I just talk myself out of it?
Rabbi: Ask me again.
Cindy: Can I be a Jew?
Rabbi: Yes.


I cried so hard during this scene.


First of all, this is beautiful.
Second of all, as a contextual note, the rabbi said no for a reason. In Jewish conversion, one of the steps is that you must be discouraged at least three times. This comes from the story of Ruth, where Naomi told her not to follow her back to the Jewish tribe three times before giving in.
Third of all, this is beautiful.


Adrienne KILLED it in those scenes. I wept with her!
“It’s like a verb.” She wants to work on her faith continuously and that was gorgeous and so honest.


THIS WAS SO IMPORTANT DO U UNDERSTAND. We aren’t a people who actively convert people. You’ll never see a Jewish person try to convert you. We believe in everyone’s right to believe what they want. But it was so nice to see someone who wasn’t raised in it be able to see value in my faith. I have never seen anything like that on tv before  

Not only that?? Its one of the only times I’ve ever seen Judaism The Faith and Religion ever actually articulated on screen. What do we believe? We believe that You Choose To Do God. Thats why we’re the Chosen People - because we Chose to Opt In To Doing God this particular way. I have never in my life before seen any form of media EVER express what Jews ACTUALLY BELIEVE ABOUT THE UNIVERSE out loud but OITNB did. And when people ask me? I always throw them here. Because it’s dead on. You do God (Jewishly) and you have to choose it. That’s what we believe. That’s it. Thats the entire thing. And this is the only time we have EVER had ANY representation and I will cherish it always. And for those of you who didn’t see the show? She got to bathe in a mikvah equivalent and convert fully so yes, Cindy is as Jewish as the whitest Ashkenazi Jew. More, because according to the sages, the convert is to be praised for their choice and their dedication. And as such, any children she has will be Jewish too. <3 Love for Cindy. Love to any religious Jews out there who feel unseen in media (you’re right, we aren’t seen). Love for any converts out there who don’t feel Jewish enough (you are - no matter what branch you converted in). Extra love for all my Jews of Color (no addendum - just love to you all period). Stay strong out there yall. Write yourselves into some stories and talk about our faith okay? We deserve to be seen and known, even if we aren’t converting. Demystification is part of the fight against antisemitism. 


All of this, but ALSOit’s so rare to see black people get to be any other religion of Baptist Christian. Or to even talk about that not all of us believe in God in the way we’re been taught. Most of what I’ve learned about Judaism I learned through the Jewish bloggers I’ve found here like @prismatic-bell @realsadjewishhours and @wetwareproblem among others, but even as an agnostic black woman, I was just as happy to see Cindy find her own way, and even happier to hear that they actually did right with the conversion process this time.


And @dancinbutterfly’s last line is why, when my rabbi said I should go to rabbinic school, I said…..no.Rabbi means teacher, and there are a ton of good Jewish teachers of Jews out there. But there aren’t so many Jewish teachers of gentiles. It’s why I work at cons under the name Oy Vay Productions. I am like you, except where I’m not, and where I’m not should not have to be frightening or mysterious to you. And then, when someone is all “well the Jews are a bunch of wealthy lizards,” you can remember me, think of me teaching you not just about anime but about the fact that Jews are just people out here doing how we do, and instead of “that seems possibly incorrect but I don’t know enough about Jews to dispute it,” you can say “that is not true, I have met and been befriended by a Jew, shared a meal and a class talked, and I know better.”I do my teaching by being a loud and proud Jew who is out here doing G-d an living my life. There are plenty of rabbis with skills I could only dream of having. But what I do is just as important to protecting and preserving Am Yisrael.

prismatic-bell: kari-izumi: dancinbutterfly: edenfenixblogs: the-omniscient-narrator: spacevinci: somethingratchet: sheisraging:...

Antisemitism: Book Lady @gailwald reminder that using "anti-semite instead of "antisemite" is literally incorrect and I DESPISE the fact that autocorrect doesn't recognize the correct form of the word 8:22 PM 12 Jun 18 l View Tweet activity 5 Retweets 5 Likes Book Lady @gailwald antisemitism was a word created by german "scientists" to replace the older word "judenhass" and is specifically defined as hatred of jews. 8:22 PM 12 Jun 18 View Tweet activity 3 Retweets 3 Likes Book Lad;y @gailwald when you separate "anti" from "semite" you are suggesting that there is some concept called "semitism" that exists separately from antisemitism, which "anti- semitism" opposes. that's not what it is. 8:22 PM 12 Jun 18 l View Tweet activity 3 Retweets 5 Likes Book Lady @gailwald keep in mind that "semitic languages" was not a widely used term at the time, and in any case, that's not what antisemitism is about. therefore, the daslh in "anti-semitism" is incorrect. use antisemitism, one word, no hyphen. thanks 8:22 PM 12 Jun 18 View Tweet activity 6 Retweets 4 Likes thecringeandwincefactory: motherbychoice: sheisawonder: I’ve spoken up about this before, and it might seem nitpicky, but it’s the difference that lets people claim that being antisemitic isn’t even about Jews. Oh wow. I had no clue. If y'all see me do this, call me out please. “It’s the difference that lets people claim that being antisemitic isn’t even about Jews.”
Antisemitism: Book Lady
 @gailwald
 reminder that using "anti-semite
 instead of "antisemite" is literally
 incorrect and I DESPISE the fact
 that autocorrect doesn't recognize
 the correct form of the word
 8:22 PM 12 Jun 18
 l View Tweet activity
 5 Retweets 5 Likes

 Book Lady
 @gailwald
 antisemitism was a word created
 by german "scientists" to replace
 the older word "judenhass" and is
 specifically defined as hatred of
 jews.
 8:22 PM 12 Jun 18
 View Tweet activity
 3 Retweets 3 Likes

 Book Lad;y
 @gailwald
 when you separate "anti" from
 "semite" you are suggesting that
 there is some concept called
 "semitism" that exists separately
 from antisemitism, which "anti-
 semitism" opposes. that's not
 what it is.
 8:22 PM 12 Jun 18
 l View Tweet activity
 3 Retweets 5 Likes

 Book Lady
 @gailwald
 keep in mind that "semitic
 languages" was not a widely used
 term at the time, and in any case,
 that's not what antisemitism
 is about. therefore, the daslh
 in "anti-semitism" is incorrect.
 use antisemitism, one word, no
 hyphen. thanks
 8:22 PM 12 Jun 18
 View Tweet activity
 6 Retweets 4 Likes
thecringeandwincefactory:
motherbychoice:

sheisawonder:
I’ve spoken up about this before, and it might seem nitpicky, but it’s the difference that lets people claim that being antisemitic isn’t even about Jews.

Oh wow. I had no clue. If y'all see me do this, call me out please.


“It’s the difference that lets people claim that being antisemitic isn’t even about Jews.”

thecringeandwincefactory: motherbychoice: sheisawonder: I’ve spoken up about this before, and it might seem nitpicky, but it’s the diffe...

Antisemitism: embyrr922 pyrrhiccomedy ifshehadwings ovaadosedonconfidenc Intuition is real. Vibes are real. Energy doesn't lie. Tune in This is actually called thin slicing. Your brain recognizes patterns from very small "slices" of information by comparing them to things you have experienced betore. This all happens very quickly ona subconscious level without our conscious mind being involved. So intuition is actually really fast pattern recognition, and it can be very accurate. So yeah, if you have a gut feeling that a person or situation is not good, get the hell out. Your brain knows what's up When I was young - because l've always been a big skeptical pain in the ass I thought that when people were talking about interpersonal "energy," they were on some Gay Ass Shit. Years later, after spending hundreds of hours reading studies about intuition and neuroscience and pattern recognition and the processing power of the subconscious mind, I realized that that kind of talk - "she has such good energy," "you need to read the energy of the room," "l just got some really bad energy off of that guy - is a convenient shorthand for the lightning-rast, weirdly-accurate, real-as-fuck subconscious processing of the probability of positive or negative social outcomes likely to result from hundreds or thousands of variables. That "energy" isn't a tangible thing floating around in the air. It's your brain updating you constantly with information about your situation. Listen to it. Especially if it's telling you to be nervous or scared. Your brain is very good at recognizing danger. Let the enormous processing power of your subconscious mind protect you. It's better at spotting patterns than you are "Bad energy" isn't some hippie shit. It's your brain setting off a claxon because it knows something's not right. Thin slicing is wonderfully helpful, but be aware that if it's doing its pattern recognition from bad sources, you need to actively override it. We're raised in a racist society, inundated with racist media, and bombarded with subtly (or unsubtly) racist advice. Thin slicing can save your life, but it's also the cause behind the unconscious elements of racism (and misogynylableism/antisemitism/islamophobia/etc.) that we all suffer from Trust your instincts, but if your instincts tell you something that seems prejudicial, double check their work Trust your gut. Unless your gut is a dumbass.
Antisemitism: embyrr922
 pyrrhiccomedy
 ifshehadwings
 ovaadosedonconfidenc
 Intuition is real. Vibes are real. Energy doesn't lie. Tune in
 This is actually called thin slicing. Your brain recognizes patterns
 from very small "slices" of information by comparing them to things
 you have experienced betore. This all happens very quickly ona
 subconscious level without our conscious mind being involved. So
 intuition is actually really fast pattern recognition, and it can be very
 accurate. So yeah, if you have a gut feeling that a person or
 situation is not good, get the hell out. Your brain knows what's up
 When I was young - because l've always been a big skeptical pain in the
 ass I thought that when people were talking about
 interpersonal "energy," they were on some Gay Ass Shit.
 Years later, after spending hundreds of hours reading studies about
 intuition and neuroscience and pattern recognition and the processing
 power of the subconscious mind, I realized that that kind of talk - "she
 has such good energy," "you need to read the energy of the room," "l just
 got some really bad energy off of that guy - is a convenient shorthand for
 the lightning-rast, weirdly-accurate, real-as-fuck subconscious processing
 of the probability of positive or negative social outcomes likely to result
 from hundreds or thousands of variables. That "energy" isn't a tangible
 thing floating around in the air. It's your brain updating you constantly
 with information about your situation. Listen to it. Especially if it's telling
 you to be nervous or scared. Your brain is very good at recognizing
 danger. Let the enormous processing power of your subconscious mind
 protect you. It's better at spotting patterns than you are
 "Bad energy" isn't some hippie shit. It's your brain setting off a claxon
 because it knows something's not right.
 Thin slicing is wonderfully helpful, but be aware that if it's doing its pattern
 recognition from bad sources, you need to actively override it. We're raised in
 a racist society, inundated with racist media, and bombarded with subtly (or
 unsubtly) racist advice. Thin slicing can save your life, but it's also the cause
 behind the unconscious elements of racism (and
 misogynylableism/antisemitism/islamophobia/etc.) that we all suffer from
 Trust your instincts, but if your instincts tell you something that seems
 prejudicial, double check their work
Trust your gut. Unless your gut is a dumbass.

Trust your gut. Unless your gut is a dumbass.

Antisemitism: ONE DAY GOD WILL BEG ME TO DIE, AND I SE Follow @CARRIONIER Both my parents were drug addicts who beat me. My father tried to kill me twice. I was a homeless teen and went hungry. I was raped as a teen. I have bipolar disorder. I didn't shoot up a school; I became a doctor. This man is a white male terrorist, plain and simple. AJC @ajc Nikolas Cruz is a 'broken child' who's sorry about Parkland shooting, attorneys say on-ajc.com/2sxABFi kelpforestdweller: the-underground-hufflepuff: cookbookkitten: The usual, “he’s a troubled kid/man” yawn excuse. His ass is a terrorist and we will keep having them because of guns and the fact that this shit is not taken with seriousness. Yes, we mourn the victims and it’s all on the news, but (when it’s a white male, as it usually is) it’s always blamed on troubles and mental illness. Those things alone don’t cause it because MANY, MANY people have mental illnesses and grew up troubled, yet they are not out there, killing or shooting anyone. STOP PAINTING THESE TERRORISTS AS TROUBLED, SAD, MISGUIDED HUMANS. STOP MAKING MENTAL ILLNESS EVEN MORE STIGMATIZED. THESE TERRORISTS ARE MONSTERS, PLAIN AND SIMPLE. group chats of his were uncovered where he talked about wanting to kill people based solely on their race and sexual orientation. this was totally premeditated. and intentional.  you can say antisemitism, it’s allowed. yes, racism and homophobia and a whole gallery of bigotries, but let’s also not keep silent on this one.
Antisemitism: ONE DAY GOD WILL BEG ME TO DIE, AND I
 SE
 Follow
 @CARRIONIER
 Both my parents were drug addicts who
 beat me. My father tried to kill me twice.
 I was a homeless teen and went hungry. I
 was raped as a teen. I have bipolar
 disorder. I didn't shoot up a school; I
 became a doctor.
 This man is a white male terrorist, plain
 and simple.
 AJC @ajc
 Nikolas Cruz is a 'broken child' who's sorry about Parkland
 shooting, attorneys say on-ajc.com/2sxABFi
kelpforestdweller:
the-underground-hufflepuff:

cookbookkitten:
The usual, “he’s a troubled kid/man” yawn excuse. His ass is a terrorist and we will keep having them because of guns and the fact that this shit is not taken with seriousness. Yes, we mourn the victims and it’s all on the news, but (when it’s a white male, as it usually is) it’s always blamed on troubles and mental illness. Those things alone don’t cause it because MANY, MANY people have mental illnesses and grew up troubled, yet they are not out there, killing or shooting anyone. STOP PAINTING THESE TERRORISTS AS TROUBLED, SAD, MISGUIDED HUMANS. STOP MAKING MENTAL ILLNESS EVEN MORE STIGMATIZED. THESE TERRORISTS ARE MONSTERS, PLAIN AND SIMPLE. 
group chats of his were uncovered where he talked about wanting to kill people based solely on their race and sexual orientation. this was totally premeditated. and intentional. 

you can say antisemitism, it’s allowed. yes, racism and homophobia and a whole gallery of bigotries, but let’s also not keep silent on this one.

kelpforestdweller: the-underground-hufflepuff: cookbookkitten: The usual, “he’s a troubled kid/man” yawn excuse. His ass is a terrorist...

Antisemitism: Keegan Stephan @KeeganNYC The left just calls anyone who disagrees with them a nazi." odinsblog: Yes, these are real life Nazis, and NO, we aren’t going to defeat them with “love and tolerance” OTHER LIES you will be hearing from Nazi sympathizers: 1. you should respect a Nazi’s freedom of speech (NO—nobody owes respect to racists or Nazis and hate speech that incites violence is not protected under the 1st Amendment) 2. you’re no better or “the same” as them for fighting back (WRONG—this false equivalence would make the side who believes in genocide and enslavement “just as bad” as the side trying not to be the victims of genocide and enslavement) 3. hate breeds hate (NO—injustice, oppression, racism and generations of systematic discrimination is what breeds hate) 4. “both sides” are at fault (WRONG—this is another false equivalency that treats the aggressor, James Alex Fields, as innocently as the victim, Heather Heyer) 5. “Burning the Confederate flag or destroying Confederate monuments are acts of violence, just as bad as violence against people” (NO—that’s asinine and you’re an idiot if you believe that false equivalence, property ≠ people) 6. it’s just a “difference of opinions” and everyone has a right to their opinions (NO—dehumanization, anti-Blackness, antisemitism, Islamophobia, ablism and trans/homophobia are not harmless opinions; they are tools for systems of oppression, and NO, you do not have to blindly give respect to Nazis who are seeking to destroy others for being their innate selves) Many of these are obviously false equivalencies, but what they all have in common is they essentially tell you not to resist, and eternally turn the other cheek and “love” the people attacking or oppressing you It’s like this: Nazis support genocide. They actively support racism and racial discrimination. They literally believe in a “master race”. Their end goal is to either destroy or subjugate all non-white people. Nazis and white supremacists are a cancer to humanity. If you discovered that you had cancer, you wouldn’t try to love or tolerate it or anything else—you would immediately begin doing everything in your power to eradicate it. There is no such thing as having an acceptable amount of cancer. Nazis and white supremacists need to be treated like the cancer they are And please pay close attention to anyone who uses vague “both sides” language to avoid assigning blame to anyone, or worse, ask you to “try to understand” the Nazis’ side, as if the only two sides aren’t right vs. the side the Nazis are on: evil
Antisemitism: Keegan Stephan
 @KeeganNYC
 The left just calls anyone who
 disagrees with them a nazi."
odinsblog:
Yes, these are real life Nazis, and NO, we aren’t going to defeat them with “love and tolerance”

OTHER LIES you will be hearing from Nazi sympathizers: 1. you should respect a Nazi’s freedom of speech (NO—nobody owes respect to racists or Nazis and hate speech that incites violence is not protected under the 1st Amendment) 2. you’re no better or “the same” as them for fighting back (WRONG—this false equivalence would make the side who believes in genocide and enslavement “just as bad” as the side trying not to be the victims of genocide and enslavement) 3. hate breeds hate (NO—injustice, oppression, racism and generations of systematic discrimination is what breeds hate) 4. “both sides” are at fault (WRONG—this is another false equivalency that treats the aggressor, James Alex Fields, as innocently as the victim, Heather Heyer) 5. “Burning the Confederate flag or destroying Confederate monuments are acts of violence, just as bad as violence against people” (NO—that’s asinine and you’re an idiot if you believe that false equivalence, property ≠ people) 6. it’s just a “difference of opinions” and everyone has a right to their opinions (NO—dehumanization, anti-Blackness, antisemitism, Islamophobia, ablism and trans/homophobia are not harmless opinions; they are tools for systems of oppression, and NO, you do not have to blindly give respect to Nazis who are seeking to destroy others for being their innate selves) 

Many of these are obviously false equivalencies, but what they all have in common is they essentially tell you not to resist, and eternally turn the other cheek and “love” the people attacking or oppressing you 

It’s like this: Nazis support genocide. They actively support racism and racial discrimination. They literally believe in a “master race”. Their end goal is to either destroy or subjugate all non-white people. Nazis and white supremacists are a cancer to humanity. If you discovered that you had cancer, you wouldn’t try to love or tolerate it or anything else—you would immediately begin doing everything in your power to eradicate it. There is no such thing as having an acceptable amount of cancer. Nazis and white supremacists need to be treated like the cancer they are

And please pay close attention to anyone who uses vague “both sides” language to avoid assigning blame to anyone, or worse, ask you to “try to understand” the Nazis’ side, as if the only two sides aren’t right vs. the side the Nazis are on: evil

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Antisemitism: <p><a href="http://the-independent-jew.tumblr.com/post/149761986500/freakygeekyblerd-tashabilities" class="tumblr_blog">the-independent-jew</a>:</p> <blockquote><p><a class="tumblr_blog" href="http://freakygeekyblerd.tumblr.com/post/122019760189">freakygeekyblerd</a>:</p> <blockquote> <p><a class="tumblr_blog" href="http://tashabilities.tumblr.com/post/122014794210">tashabilities</a>:</p> <blockquote> <p><a class="tumblr_blog" href="http://flirtswithstrangers.tumblr.com/post/122012219886">flirtswithstrangers</a>:</p> <blockquote> <p><a class="tumblr_blog" href="http://lilihopebird.tumblr.com/post/115621165048">lilihopebird</a>:</p> <blockquote> <p><a class="tumblr_blog" href="http://inflammatorystatements.tumblr.com/post/52181532808">inflammatorystatements</a>:</p> <blockquote> <p><a class="tumblr_blog" href="http://oakttree.tumblr.com/post/52181078139">oakttree</a>:</p> <blockquote> <p><a class="tumblr_blog" href="http://timseriladashmimeni.tumblr.com/post/52180387587">timseriladashmimeni</a>:</p> <blockquote> <p>i’m gonna type up a quick rant on ‘white Jews’ here.</p> <p>this is a picture of me. most of you have seen me before. the majority of you also know that i’m a Mizrahi-Maghrebi Jew, meaning i find my roots* both in the Jews of the Mashriq and the Jews of the Maghreb. more specifically, i’m ethnically from both Iraq and Morocco. so if i’m Middle Eastern and North African, why is my skin so light?<i><br/></i></p> <p>the short, angry answer is that Jews aren’t white and white people don’t have lighter features patented. maybe you guys haven’t been clued in, but white as a concept does not mean light skin.</p> <p>have any of you ever seen Laila Mourad? she was a Mizrahi (Iraqi) Jew who was probably even lighter than i am.</p> <div> <img src="http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/thumb/e/ea/Laila_mourad.jpg/220px-Laila_mourad.jpg" alt=""/><p>i guess Laila is white too, huh?</p> <p>do you know where my coloring comes from? if you say Europe or white people, then you’re wrong. my coloring comes from Morocco—specifically my Amazigh ancestry. Amazigh is usually called ‘Berber’ in English (i don’t like that word in the least) and it’s basically indigenous people of North Africa. here are some pictures of Imazighen: </p> <img src="http://amazigh-boy.webs.com/photos/Azul/1530218318%5B1%5D.jpg" alt=""/><img src="http://www.democratic-republicans.us/images/Berber-girl.jpg" alt=""/><img src="http://gallery.photo.net/photo/7133845-lg.jpg" alt=""/><p>we are diverse in facial features and coloring—but at the end of the day, we aren’t white. we aren’t even TREATED white by any of you—so why should we force ourselves to identify as white?</p> <p>you don’t own my light skin. you don’t own my blue eyes. you don’t own my brown hair. you sure as hell don’t want to own my clearly Jewish nose or my Jewish facial structure—so what makes you think you can own the coloring passed down to me via the Imazighen who’ve lived in Africa forever? </p> <p>you don’t get to colonize our identities and features too.</p> <p>*all Jews find their ultimate roots in the Middle East, ‘even’ Ashkenazi Jews. </p> <p>also this is a really poorly written post, i’m just annoyed at goyim ugh</p> </div> </blockquote> <p>“all ethnic jewish find their roots in the middle east, even ashkenazi jews”</p> <p>and we are <i>all jews</i>, no matter what colour we are, no matter whether that colour is light or dark</p> </blockquote> <p>The Jewish people are like skittles. Feel the rainbow. Taste the rainbow. </p> </blockquote> <p>As a Syrian-Iranian Jew (with a white catholic mother) I just…thank you. I’m actually crying right now because thank you because tumblr has shown me so so so much and given me such a gift of saying ‘your identity is valid and you are real and…just thank you’ *weeps*</p> </blockquote> <p>Question : how does this negate any privilege you may have by being percieved as white?</p> <p>I dont understand these posts truly i dont. Because it seems like ur trying to distance urself from whiteness which really isnt based on heritage more so how not black you are</p> <p>Again privilege is how society views you. Its not a controllable immutable thing. And to try and distance uraelf from said privilege is really insulting to me</p> </blockquote> <p>This is a big ass Not Me dance.</p> <p>If you present as white, phenotypically and you get white privilege because of it, you white.</p> <p>Cut the bullshit.</p> </blockquote> <p>Exactly! In fact OP’s WHITE slip is showing because she played that tired I’m part this and ¾ that and half this and that derail that Euro descended white people love to use. Regardless of her ancestral heritage the white-passing privilege that she enjoys TODAY still stands and she has to own that if really she wants to keep it real. Otherwise, this is just more narcissistic myopic mewling from someone who is mad that her disingenuousness isn’t being treated as a fact for her convenience. FOH! Foreign Becky!</p> </blockquote> <ul><li><i>“whiteness… really isnt based on heritage more so how not black you are”</i></li></ul><p>As a black Jew, I’d like to take this moment to say:<b> what the fuck?!?!? </b> <br/></p><p>How “not black you are”?????</p><p>I didn’t realize white and black were the only two options now?  I guess Asians, indigenous peoples, MENA people, Latinx people, etc all just don’t exist?????</p><p><b>You could have just said: <i>“I think that the world consists of only the continental US.”</i>  It would have gotten the same point across.</b></p><p>OP isn’t even talking about privilege you fucking walnut.  Yes, white passing people benefit from conditional privilege due to how they are perceived at first glance.<b>  </b>That doesn’t make them White.  It doesn’t make them suffer less from the effects of White supremacy movements and ideas. <br/></p><p><b>Furthermore, as a ethno-religious group, Jews are not seen as white by in large.  Despite individual skin tone.<br/></b></p><p>We make up 60% of religious hate crime victims in the us despite being 1% of the population.  In France, Jews are the victims of <b>50% of ALL hate crimes </b>despite, again, being only 1% of the population.</p><ul><li><i>“OP’s WHITE slip is showing because she played that tired I’m part this and ¾ that and half this“</i></li></ul><p>Fucking where? All OP said is that she is part indigenous Moroccan (Amazigh). Guess what?  <b>Mixed people exist outside of the “black person and white person made a baby” dichotomy from hell.  </b>Or are you just too lazy to google what “Maghreb” and “Mashriq” are?</p><ul><li><i>“this is just more narcissistic myopic mewling from someone who is mad that her disingenuousness isn’t being treated as a fact for her convenience.”</i></li></ul><p>Says the race-policing fuckwad.<br/></p><p>As OP said, <b>Europeans don’t own light features. <br/></b></p><p><b>This is an Amazigh child:<br/></b></p><figure data-orig-width="599" data-orig-height="399" class="tmblr-full"><img data-orig-width="599" data-orig-height="399" src="https://78.media.tumblr.com/830e0bb292fe7dea5aa495d48cb6ce49/tumblr_inline_ocsl3nhLc91sk7lfk_540.jpg"/></figure><p>This is a Yazidi woman:</p><figure data-orig-width="980" data-orig-height="552" class="tmblr-full"><img data-orig-width="980" data-orig-height="552" src="https://78.media.tumblr.com/6fde27484e8476ff22fc24dab74122e6/tumblr_inline_ocsl4hSFnw1sk7lfk_540.jpg"/></figure><p>This is a Syrian-Kurdish girl:<br/></p><figure data-orig-width="964" data-orig-height="681" class="tmblr-full"><img data-orig-width="964" data-orig-height="681" src="https://78.media.tumblr.com/edc3530d20c622b36ea2c93abc9eed0c/tumblr_inline_ocsl75ppwu1sk7lfk_540.jpg"/></figure><p>NONE are European.<br/></p><p>Having a “light” skin tone does not negate ethnicity and certainly doesn’t protect you from antisemitism or other ethnic-based racist violence. </p><h2><b>STOP POLICING OTHER PEOPLE’S (ESPECIALLY JEWS) ETHNIC IDENTITIES HOLY FUCKING SHIT!</b></h2></blockquote> <p>But seriously Tumblr really needs to stop this. You cannot just assume somebody&rsquo;s heritage based on how their skin color appears to you. There are people who are black, Latino, Middle Eastern, Asian, etc. and &ldquo;look white&rdquo;. My aunt is so light-skinned when I was a kid I thought she was white, but no she&rsquo;s definitely black. Her ancestors were black slaves. She is a bona fide African-American in every sense of the word. You do not get to tell someone with their ethnic heritage is simply by looking at them, and if you don&rsquo;t know shit about a complete strangers I think identity, then you shouldn&rsquo;t say shit about it. I am sick and tired of seeing these SJW cretins jumping down people&rsquo;s throats for the &ldquo;cultural appropriation&rdquo; of a culture tumblr assumes doesn&rsquo;t belong to them because of course they couldn&rsquo;t possibly part of that culture due to their skin tone. You want to be anti-racist so bad but you are forever making complete assumptions based on nothing but your uninformed opinion about a strangers skin tone. </p><figure class="tmblr-full" data-orig-width="547" data-orig-height="308" data-tumblr-attribution="rivka-kopelman:mm6CJMZnqDLiuel3f01yfQ:ZoE9Zm1ssuTst" data-orig-src="https://78.media.tumblr.com/a0f4bbb9b5694792fcf4cf6073238a54/tumblr_nt7u51vGuH1tls8aro1_1280.gif"><img src="https://78.media.tumblr.com/a0f4bbb9b5694792fcf4cf6073238a54/tumblr_inline_ocsr0hSHG91rw09tq_540.gif" data-orig-width="547" data-orig-height="308" data-orig-src="https://78.media.tumblr.com/a0f4bbb9b5694792fcf4cf6073238a54/tumblr_nt7u51vGuH1tls8aro1_1280.gif"/></figure>
Antisemitism: <p><a href="http://the-independent-jew.tumblr.com/post/149761986500/freakygeekyblerd-tashabilities" class="tumblr_blog">the-independent-jew</a>:</p>

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<p><a class="tumblr_blog" href="http://tashabilities.tumblr.com/post/122014794210">tashabilities</a>:</p>
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<p><a class="tumblr_blog" href="http://flirtswithstrangers.tumblr.com/post/122012219886">flirtswithstrangers</a>:</p>
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<p><a class="tumblr_blog" href="http://lilihopebird.tumblr.com/post/115621165048">lilihopebird</a>:</p>
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<p><a class="tumblr_blog" href="http://inflammatorystatements.tumblr.com/post/52181532808">inflammatorystatements</a>:</p>
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<p><a class="tumblr_blog" href="http://oakttree.tumblr.com/post/52181078139">oakttree</a>:</p>
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<p><a class="tumblr_blog" href="http://timseriladashmimeni.tumblr.com/post/52180387587">timseriladashmimeni</a>:</p>
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<p>i’m gonna type up a quick rant on ‘white Jews’ here.</p>
<p>this is a picture of me. most of you have seen me before. the majority of you also know that i’m a Mizrahi-Maghrebi Jew, meaning i find my roots* both in the Jews of the Mashriq and the Jews of the Maghreb. more specifically, i’m ethnically from both Iraq and Morocco. so if i’m Middle Eastern and North African, why is my skin so light?<i><br/></i></p>
<p>the short, angry answer is that Jews aren’t white and white people don’t have lighter features patented. maybe you guys haven’t been clued in, but white as a concept does not mean light skin.</p>
<p>have any of you ever seen Laila Mourad? she was a Mizrahi (Iraqi) Jew who was probably even lighter than i am.</p>
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<img src="http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/thumb/e/ea/Laila_mourad.jpg/220px-Laila_mourad.jpg" alt=""/><p>i guess Laila is white too, huh?</p>
<p>do you know where my coloring comes from? if you say Europe or white people, then you’re wrong. my coloring comes from Morocco—specifically my Amazigh ancestry. Amazigh is usually called ‘Berber’ in English (i don’t like that word in the least) and it’s basically indigenous people of North Africa. here are some pictures of Imazighen: </p>
<img src="http://amazigh-boy.webs.com/photos/Azul/1530218318%5B1%5D.jpg" alt=""/><img src="http://www.democratic-republicans.us/images/Berber-girl.jpg" alt=""/><img src="http://gallery.photo.net/photo/7133845-lg.jpg" alt=""/><p>we are diverse in facial features and coloring—but at the end of the day, we aren’t white. we aren’t even TREATED white by any of you—so why should we force ourselves to identify as white?</p>
<p>you don’t own my light skin. you don’t own my blue eyes. you don’t own my brown hair. you sure as hell don’t want to own my clearly Jewish nose or my Jewish facial structure—so what makes you think you can own the coloring passed down to me via the Imazighen who’ve lived in Africa forever? </p>
<p>you don’t get to colonize our identities and features too.</p>
<p>*all Jews find their ultimate roots in the Middle East, ‘even’ Ashkenazi Jews. </p>
<p>also this is a really poorly written post, i’m just annoyed at goyim ugh</p>
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<p>“all ethnic jewish find their roots in the middle east, even ashkenazi jews”</p>
<p>and we are <i>all jews</i>, no matter what colour we are, no matter whether that colour is light or dark</p>
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<p>The Jewish people are like skittles. Feel the rainbow. Taste the rainbow. </p>
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<p>As a Syrian-Iranian Jew (with a white catholic mother) I just…thank you. I’m actually crying right now because thank you because tumblr has shown me so so so much and given me such a gift of saying ‘your identity is valid and you are real and…just thank you’ *weeps*</p>
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<p>Question : how does this negate any privilege you may have by being percieved as white?</p>
<p>I dont understand these posts truly i dont. Because it seems like ur trying to distance urself from whiteness which really isnt based on heritage more so how not black you are</p>
<p>Again privilege is how society views you. Its not a controllable  immutable thing. And to try and distance uraelf from said privilege is really insulting to me</p>
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<p>This is a big ass Not Me dance.</p>
<p>If you present as white, phenotypically and you get white privilege because of it, you white.</p>
<p>Cut the bullshit.</p>
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<p>Exactly! In fact OP’s WHITE slip is showing because she played that tired I’m part this and ¾ that and half this and that derail that Euro descended white people love to use. Regardless of her ancestral heritage the white-passing privilege that she enjoys TODAY still stands and she has to own that if really she wants to keep it real. Otherwise, this is just more narcissistic myopic mewling from someone who is mad that her disingenuousness isn’t being treated as a fact for her convenience. FOH! Foreign Becky!</p>
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<ul><li><i>“whiteness… really isnt based on heritage more so how not black you are”</i></li></ul><p>As a black Jew, I’d like to take this moment to say:<b> what the fuck?!?!? </b> <br/></p><p>How “not black you are”?????</p><p>I didn’t realize white and black were the only two options now?  I guess Asians, indigenous peoples, MENA people, Latinx people, etc all just don’t exist?????</p><p><b>You could have just said: <i>“I think that the world consists of only the continental US.”</i>  It would have gotten the same point across.</b></p><p>OP isn’t even talking about privilege you fucking walnut.  Yes, white passing people benefit from conditional privilege due to how they are perceived at first glance.<b>  </b>That doesn’t make them White.  It doesn’t make them suffer less from the effects of White supremacy movements and ideas. <br/></p><p><b>Furthermore, as a ethno-religious group, Jews are not seen as white by in large.  Despite individual skin tone.<br/></b></p><p>We make up 60% of religious hate crime victims in the us despite being 1% of the population.  In France, Jews are the victims of <b>50% of ALL hate crimes </b>despite, again, being only 1% of the population.</p><ul><li><i>“OP’s WHITE slip is showing because she played that tired I’m part this and ¾ that and half this“</i></li></ul><p>Fucking where? All OP said is that she is part indigenous Moroccan (Amazigh). Guess what?  <b>Mixed people exist outside of the “black person and white person made a baby” dichotomy from hell.  </b>Or are you just too lazy to google what “Maghreb” and “Mashriq” are?</p><ul><li><i>“this is just more narcissistic myopic mewling from someone 
who is mad that her disingenuousness isn’t being treated as a fact for 
her convenience.”</i></li></ul><p>Says the race-policing fuckwad.<br/></p><p>As OP said, <b>Europeans don’t own light features. <br/></b></p><p><b>This is an Amazigh child:<br/></b></p><figure data-orig-width="599" data-orig-height="399" class="tmblr-full"><img data-orig-width="599" data-orig-height="399" src="https://78.media.tumblr.com/830e0bb292fe7dea5aa495d48cb6ce49/tumblr_inline_ocsl3nhLc91sk7lfk_540.jpg"/></figure><p>This is a Yazidi woman:</p><figure data-orig-width="980" data-orig-height="552" class="tmblr-full"><img data-orig-width="980" data-orig-height="552" src="https://78.media.tumblr.com/6fde27484e8476ff22fc24dab74122e6/tumblr_inline_ocsl4hSFnw1sk7lfk_540.jpg"/></figure><p>This is a Syrian-Kurdish girl:<br/></p><figure data-orig-width="964" data-orig-height="681" class="tmblr-full"><img data-orig-width="964" data-orig-height="681" src="https://78.media.tumblr.com/edc3530d20c622b36ea2c93abc9eed0c/tumblr_inline_ocsl75ppwu1sk7lfk_540.jpg"/></figure><p>NONE are European.<br/></p><p>Having a “light” skin tone does not negate ethnicity and certainly doesn’t protect you from antisemitism or other ethnic-based racist violence. </p><h2><b>STOP POLICING OTHER PEOPLE’S (ESPECIALLY JEWS) ETHNIC IDENTITIES HOLY FUCKING SHIT!</b></h2></blockquote>

<p>But seriously Tumblr really needs to stop this. You cannot just assume somebody&rsquo;s heritage based on how their skin color appears to you. There are people who are black, Latino, Middle Eastern, Asian, etc. and &ldquo;look white&rdquo;. My aunt is so light-skinned when I was a kid I thought she was white, but no she&rsquo;s definitely black. Her ancestors were black slaves. She is a bona fide African-American in every sense of the word. You do not get to tell someone with their ethnic heritage is simply by looking at them, and if you don&rsquo;t know shit about a complete strangers I think identity, then you shouldn&rsquo;t say shit about it. I am sick and tired of seeing these SJW cretins jumping down people&rsquo;s throats for the &ldquo;cultural appropriation&rdquo; of a culture tumblr assumes doesn&rsquo;t belong to them because of course they couldn&rsquo;t possibly part of that culture due to their skin tone. You want to be anti-racist so bad but you are forever making complete assumptions based on nothing but your uninformed opinion about a strangers skin tone. 

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<p><a href="http://the-independent-jew.tumblr.com/post/149761986500/freakygeekyblerd-tashabilities" class="tumblr_blog">the-independent-j...