If You Don’t Think European Jews Were Always White in the US…

I was a child in Florida in the early 1960s. The Supreme Court had ruled against segregation and school prayer, but Southern schools resisted both changes. When I spoke up in class to protest the morning recital of the Lord’s Prayer, my teacher pointed to one of my classmates, a blond friend, and said, “John’s Jewish, and he doesn’t object. Why do you?” But when I spoke up to protest…

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