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Are Jews white?
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White nationalism is anti-Semitic

Groups that define themselves by their whiteness see Jews as a distinct and inferior race. Much evidence suggests that anti-Semitism originates in white supremacy.

The Argument

The Jewish people are not aligned with white identity because of the negative opinions of white nationalists. A defining feature of white nationalism is distrust and hatred for the jewish people, along with many other marginalized people of color. Because a large part of nationalistic white identity is hatred for the jewish people, Jewish people can’t be white, as they cannot align themselves with a group that will not accept them. Recently, a protest in Charlottesville cemented the Jewish identity as non-white. White nationalist protesters held banners with hateful statements such as “Jews are Satan’s children” and chanted “Jews will not replace us”. [1]This sentiment has always been at the heart of white identity and clearly displays where the Jewish people stand in regard to race. White nationalists have created the concept of “white” as a culture instead of a race. This white culture takes religion as well as ethnicity into account. White nationalists discriminate against anyone who practices Judaism, therefore anyone who practices judaism cannot be white. [2].

Counter arguments

Many believe that because there are Jews who align themselves with white nationalism, Jews can therefore be white. Stephen Miller, White House advisor, is one such member. As a strict, anti-immigration focused, man of european descent, Miller is able to identify as both jewish and white. [3]



Rejecting the premises


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