I was watching the Nate Berkus show the other day when I heard him refer to his behind as “my white Jewish butt.” This immediately brought a question to my mind: Are Jews “white?” The word “white,” when used in reference to ethnicity or race, means Caucasian. I checked it out on Wikipedia and found this definition:
White people (also called Caucasian) is a term usually referring to human beings characterized (at least in part) by the light pigmentation of their skin. Rather than being a straightforward description of skin color, the term white denotes a specific set of ethnic groups and functions as a color metaphor for race.
Nate Berkus has skin with “light pigmentation,” and his ancestors were probably from Europe, but does that make him “white?” White nationalists would say NO — he is a Jew! If you click on the “color metaphor for race” link above, you will read that “Jews are not Caucasian.”
Remember Hitler’s Nuremberg Laws, which made it a crime for Germans and Jews to have sexual intercourse. Hitler did not want the Germans and the Jews to race-mix because he considered the Jews to be a different race than the Volkdeutsch (ethnic Germans). This brings up another question: Are Jews a race? Or are Jews a religion? What about all the Jews today who are atheist, but still call themselves Jews?
In today’s world, students in American schools are taught that “race is a social construct” meaning that there is no such thing as race — we are all one race. So there is no difference between Jews and other Europeans, as far as the schools in America today are concerned.
I recently blogged about two Jewish Holocaust survivors who were saved from the gas chamber because they were “Aryan by marriage” or “married to an Aryan man.” The word “Aryan” is generally used to mean Caucasian, but “Aryan” actually refers to a language group. Jews are called “Semites” because the original Jews belonged to the Semite language group, not the Aryan language group.
Herbert Marcuse, who is considered to be the originator of “cultural marxism” which rules our world today, was born in Germany, died in Germany and his ashes are buried in Germany. Does that mean that he was German? Or was he “a white Jew?” I’m from the old school —where whites were white and Jews were Jews.