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Are Jews White? – Emma Green – The Atlantic 05.12.16
Trump’s election has reopened questions that have long seemed settled in America—including the acceptability of open discrimination against minority groups. On the extreme right, Jews are seen as impure—a faux-white race that has tainted America. And on the extreme left, Jews are seen as part of a white-majority establishment that seeks to dominate people of colour. Taken together, these attacks raise an interesting question: Are Jews white? … This is not the kind of question that searches for an answer, though. It’s a question designed to illuminate.

And see:

For Sephardic and Mizrahi Jews, Whiteness was a fragile identity long before Trump – Sigal Samuel – The Forward 06.12.16

How Jews became White folks – and may become Non-white under Trump
– Karen Brodkin – The Forward 06.12.16

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