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Anonymous asked in TravelAfrica & Middle EastIsrael · 2 years ago

Are Ashkenazi Jews proof that Jews ARE White?

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  • TNO
    Lv 7
    2 years ago
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    No.

    Do Ashkenazi Jews represent all Jews? No, they don't. There is a reason the term Ashkenazi exists separate of the term Jew. Because you can't use it to represent the totality of Jewry, you can't use them to "prove" such a claim. True, most Jews tend to have some Ashkenazi ancestry; however, the amount of non-Ashkenazi Jews is large enough to make such claims based on just one group worthless as a generalization.

    However, are Ashkenazi Jews white? According to white supremacist types...no, no they aren't. While most people wouldn't consider them the highest authority on such matters, it is worth noting that the concept of race is a bit more complicated than most people take it to be nowadays. Until the 1960s, most people didn't take Ashkenazim to be white even if they weren't anti-Semitic, and even Jews saw themselves as something "other" and at best could "pass" as white. Ignoring that racial terminology, it's worth noting that Ashkenazi genealogy is distinct from surrounding Europeans. It's closer to other Middle Eastern peoples, such as the Kurds....or, obviously, Sephardi and Mizrahi Jewish groups. The classification of these groups as "white" isn't standard and besides, most people consider them "non-white" nowadays.

    In the end, the proof that "Jews are white" is utterly destroyed when you consider groups like the Ethiopian Jews or the Chinese Jews, or simply converts who are NOT white by any stretch of the imagination. Even if Ashkenazim were the whitest of the white, there are counterexamples which prove your generalization would still be wrong.

  • Anonymous
    2 years ago

    Not all Jewish people are Ashkenazi not all Jews are white.

  • Anonymous
    2 years ago

    Not all Jews are white and though I have a white skin to a degree I don't see myself as white but Jewish of Ashkenazi heritage.

    Source(s): Neo Nazis will never see Jews as white.
  • 2 years ago

    Ashkenazi Jews are White. Certain other Jews are also White. Other Jews are not White.

    No "proof" is needed for this simple observation.

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  • Anonymous
    2 years ago

    Why are you lot always trying to steal our history?

  • 2 years ago

    Are anonymous trolls proof that trolls are cowardly?

    • 2 years agoReport

      This area is sadly full of trolls.

  • 2 years ago

    Thanks to geographic dispersal, intermarriage, a few converts, and time, Jewish identity defies the arbitrary categorization of race. The same can be said of ethnic cultures worldwide.

  • 2 years ago

    Millions of dollars in women's hair removal products says you're wrong.

  • Anonymous
    2 years ago

    YES, we all know Jews are White

  • 2 years ago

    Race is a belief of uneducated dullards

    The Myth of Race

    The Troubling Persistence of an Unscientific Idea

    Robert Wald Sussman

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