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                                          Jews Are Not White

Jewish Post & Opinion, June 28, 1968. JEWS ARE NOT WHITE, PROF. TELLS RABBIS

BOSTON: A political scientist at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, who has been speaking to Jewish conventions over the past few months, told the Reform Rabbi's meeting here that jews ARE NOT white.

Speaking on the Jewish academician, Prof. Leonard J. Fein, explained that "We are not white symbolically, and we are not white literally." He then added that "We should not permit ourselves to be lumped together with White America, for that is not where we belong."

Continuing he explained that, "We are to much an oppressed people, still, and too much a rejected people, even in this country, to accept the designation 'white.' And to count ourselves as white, moreover, is to deny our brotherhood with the Yemenites and the Kurdistanis in Israeli, with the B'nei Yisrael from India, and the Black jews (Falasha) of New York."

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