In a presumed attempt to humiliate gentiles, the rarity is brought up by a Jewish writer who brazenly acts as though it’s a phrase gentiles toss around nonchalantly all the time even though xi (the writer’s first name is “Taffy”) knows full well that if a gentile of any stature ever accidentally uttered the phrase that he would be figuratively crucified as a result.
Over the last ten years, the newspaper has included the phrase “Jewish privilege” twice. Once in the recent article Steve linked to and once back in 2010, in an article entitled “An Israeli Finds New Meanings in a Nazi Film”. Here’s where the phrase appears in that 2010 piece:
Whether cringing at the sight of naked men and women being forced at gunpoint into a ritual bath, or contemptuously dismissing the Nazis’ efforts to highlight Jewish privilege (“My mother wore her beautiful coat, and sometimes a hat. So what?”), the survivors seem to speak for those who cannot.
Nope, no gentiles talking about Jewish privilege there, either. Except for you-know-who, of course. You’re not a nazi, are you? So subtle!
While the disproportionately Jewish New York Times rarely writes about Jewish privilege–and only does so in the context of framing the idea as one-part risible and two-parts evil–it writes about “white privilege” with regularity. Some 206 times over the last decade, to be precise.
Taking a cue from the article excerpted above, here’s a subtle graphic comparing the frequencies of appearance by phrase in the paper over the preceding decade: