Jews are “predominantly a middle-class population in Britain, so they don’t fit the idea of what a victim of racism ought to look like,” Professor Feldman said. “There is an expectation that the victims of racism are people of color, that they’re poor, and that in the case of Europe, either they or their forebears were colonial subjects.”
Feldman critiques the “expectation that the victims of racism are people of color”. So whites can be the victims of racism after all? Whew, glad we got that cleared up.
Incidentally, the racial distribution of American Jews:
Colonial subjects? To the contrary, Jews were more likely to own slaves in North America than non-Jews were!
People of color need constant education to ensure they are able to distinguish an elite white “victim of racism” from a humble working-class racist. They must not forget to care about what happened to the elite’s ancestors nearly a century ago on the other side of the world.
To people of color, Jews don’t tend to appear to be particularly oppressed. These elite whites have a lot more power, privilege, and opportunity than their putative oppressed allies do–a lot more power, privilege, and opportunity even than the deplorable whites those elite whites keep calling “racist” do!
For what it’s worth, I get little satisfaction from people reaping what they sow. I wish they’d salt that fetid ground and focus on planting something bountiful on richer soil.
GSS variables used: RELIG(3), RACECEN1