How not to anger a JOC
I`ve realized that most Jews who are white have a hard time dealing with Jews who are black or any other colour. Heck Jews who are darkly tanned are confronted with bigotry at shuls or other public places where they expect to be treated accordingly as a fellow Jew and not as some sort of racial pariah stalking out to steal a wallet as everyone is singing Aleniu. Nor are we here to attack you with our black on black crime that apparently you know so well. We are Jews who bleed and weep when terrorist attacks occurs to when swastikas are spray painted on the synagogue door. However this cannot penetrate the skulls of a lot of Jews who can pass as white and I`ll list them out for you,
- Stop asking if we converted, none of your darn business if we did or didn`t.
- If you like to constantly stare at us, take a picture it might last as long as your processing “Black Jew”
- Not all of us left Ethiopia or are Ethiopian, why are you asking for?
- No we cannot spice up your food because we`re black. Kugel not spicy enough for you?
- Do not ask us if this is the first time we have had Jewish food, some of us have been eating it as long as you have.
- Stop setting us up with other black p.o.c., the jungle fever isn`t good enough for your white passing children?
- When you see us at Limmud, why the automatic assumption we`re there to learn more. Trying to say something you can`t because it might sound bigoted?
- Never tell us we`re overreacting to racism, if we are stop overreacting to anti-Semitism.
- Black on black crime? You mean Jew on Jew violence, sounds really stupid right?
- Purim, can you stop with your black face, and hanging Afro-American dolls to represent Haman please?
- Just because you don`t see something as racist, doesn`t mean it isn`t racist. Brain cells are overworking on this Im sure.
- You have white privilege, sorry!! You`re white passing. Change that name and that religion, you`re a regular Joe Smith mishpocha!
- When you can use the term mulatto, shvatsa, nigger, and negro in regular conversation…ten points you`re a racist!
- Stop bringing up Jesse Jackson and Al Sharpton and complain how the Black community needs to stop supporting them. They don`t represent all Blacks just like Netanyahu and Likud represents all Jews.
- Boy you guys love to talk about the good old days when Blacks respected us, we helped them fight for civil rights. Question: Were you there marching with MLK Jr Or Black Lives Matter to say that now?
This list is just a few things Ive heard over the years. It isn`t extensive nor does this list conclusive. While you can sip your tea of noncompliance or unwillingness to listen, more and more JOC(Jews of Colour) will eventually be lost and go off the derech.
A Jew is a Jew no longer works for JOC who have simply had enough of bad treatment and no good memories with the Jewish community. Notice how Drake is so avoidant to embrace the Jewish people of his own? (His bar mitzvah video doesn`t count) At certain times it feels like I`m pushing for integration in synagogues across the country and even across North America. So to establish some kind of kosher labeling system for JOC, I`ve created your shul is racist rating,
- 1.Non-Racist membership
- Somewhat Racist
- Incredibly Racist
- Ⓤ Racist
- Steaming hot racist membership, JOC beware!
This isn`t safe spaces, this is a safe place to be an observant Jew within an observant community in any stream of Judaism.