I Married a Jew
November 17, 2016 11:13 AM   Subscribe

I Married a Jew
A meditation of what a crazy 1939 essay in The Atlantic can tell us about white fragility and the rise of Trump.
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posted by maxsparber (2 comments total) 3 users marked this as a favorite

This is an amazing essay and a great historical find.
posted by ignignokt at 12:55 PM on November 21, 2016 [1 favorite]

I really liked this.

Synchronistically, I just read a new translation of Jabotinsky's essay on the Kishinev Pogrom: Instead of Apologizing. It's basically the exact opposite of I Married a Jew, written by a Jew instead of a Gentile, talking about rejection rather than fitting in, and taking oppression seriously rather than downplaying it. And although I've never seen it, maxsparber apparently also wrote a play on the Kishinev Pogrom, so the circle goes round and round.
posted by Joe in Australia at 3:37 PM on December 1, 2016 [1 favorite]

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