Skip to comments.New minority label at CUNY: ‘Jewish’
Posted on 06/03/2012 3:09:49 PM PDT by Stoat
Something isnt kosher about a CUNYscheme to single out Jews, angry professors charge.
Touting a move to make its faculty more diverse, CUNYadministrators have broken out Jews into a separate minority group:
CUNYinsists some faculty want the label, instead of being lumped in as just white. But the theistic tag has outraged both
Jewish and non-Jewish professors, and sparked a furor.
This is, as far as I know, the first time a religion has been introduced into any affirmative-action document, said David Gordon,
a history professor at Bronx Community College and the Graduate Center. What would the response be to a category
White/Methodist? Silly? Irrelevant?
Its an insult and idiotic, said Hershey Friedman, deputy chairman of the Finance and Business Management Department at
Brooklyn College. Most Jews are brown-skinned. We also have black Jews and Asian Jews. Once you mix religion with race
youre opening a Pandoras box and you look stupid.
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Race, class and gender are the primary cudgels of the Left, and their hysterical insistence upon using them at EVERY opportunity is even wearing thin on a few of the more thoughtful die-hard Leftists. I suppose that's why they're picking on the Jews with this nonsense now....they've run out of people to oppress.
I hope they'll keep going with this idiocy, as I believe it's waking a lot of people up to the fact that there are indeed real differences between political parties and the philosophies they represent. When brilliant Jewish kids can't get into a University because of Leftist 'affirmative action', hopefully that will make a few people on the Left rethink their allegiances.
Maybe the Jews should wear some sort of badge?
CUNY insists "some faculty" want the label, instead of being lumped in as just white. But the theistic tag has outraged both Jewish and non-Jewish professors, and sparked a furor. "This is, as far as I know, the first time a religion has been introduced into any affirmative-action document," said David Gordon, a history professor at Bronx Community College and the Graduate Center... "It's an insult and idiotic," said Hershey Friedman, deputy chairman of the Finance and Business Management Department at Brooklyn College. "Most Jews are brown-skinned. We also have black Jews and Asian Jews. Once you mix religion with race you're opening a Pandora's box -- and you look stupid.""Hershey Friedman" looks stupid, but that's his parents' fault. His racism makes him stupid.
Don't they realize that some Jews are also black?
“Thought you might be interested” ping
So are some African Americans.
This is nutz.
Should we become properly nuanced wrt race, those profs should be labeled as Semite/Jewish (as opposed to Semite/Arab).
Yes and I think “Juden” should be painted on their windows.
Get ready for the pogroms, together with the required wearing of Star of David armbands and the beatings that followed Kristallnacht.
Anti-Semitism is once again fashionable after a short hiatus immediately following World War II.
The supreme irony is that it’s become fashionable once again owing largely to the prejudices and resulting policies of a Moslem president who was not born in the United States and, according to constitutional strictures, was never qualified even to run for the office - and all after the World Trade Center bombings by... Obama’s pals, the Moslems.
The world has become a very, very strange place.
Uh, when I wuz a kid, our Crayola boxes contained a "flesh" colored crayon, distinct from both White and Pink and Black.
We need to be much more nuanced wrt skin color. I suggest using a scan of the palm and reporting a Hex triad of the RGB result.
“How can they tell if a white guy is Jewish?”
Nope. Not me.
THK appears to have high cheekbones. How should we bin that?
>>Maybe the Jews should wear some sort of badge?
In the New Progressive America, they’ll sort everyone into special interest groups, and the few remaining people who don’t fit into any of the herds (i.e. white, heterosexual, male Christians) will get the badge.
Yet they can’t have it both ways. 70%+ vote for the party of quotas and reverse racism, but somehow they should be exempt even though greatly”over-represented” in terms of % in the professions, etc.? If that’s the case, then the brunt of the reverse racism falls against Gentiles of merit.
I recall during the Bakke v. Cal Board of Regents case in the late 70s, the Jewish organizations filing amicus briefs on behalf of Bakke. While I supported that view, I did find it rather hypocritical, “it’s a big problem” but “not in our neighborhood.” Plus, the wave of anti-Semitism that seems to be occurring ironically from the left and its constituencies will naturally lead to situations like this. It was only a matter of time.
This sort of nonsense and head counting should have been illegal from the get-go. Instead it was pooh-poohed by too many out of “racial guilt” or “it doesn’t affect me” (e.g. justices) . . . and now look what we’ve got. A nation divided.
And what if you’re a mix of White/Semite Jew and Brown/Semite Arab? Like someone I know well - should we let them reproduce? Hmmmm.
Yeah, maybe something in yellow... with the word 'Jude' in the center - something like that... Women can claim half the slots based on being half the population - blacks 10%. Jews are 2.2% of the population ...
How does religion matter to “Race” yet country of ancestry does not?
Think about the implications. You could have, for example, white Latinos, brown Latinos, dark-brown Latinos and anything in between!
What a Pandora’s Box that would be!
Just sayin'. ;-)
Define race, measure color on some part of the body.
Since the 2010 census, I have answered all questions on race the same... check the box marked “Other” and then write in, “American.”
I know what my religion is...
I know where my family came from in generations gone by...
and I know who I am.
I am an American!
I get the point. Ridiculous to add to the diversity madness. Thanks for posting.
By the way, Arabs are Caucasian. A lot of people on FR and elsewhere make the mistake of saying Arabs and whites as if they’re two different things. Semites are Caucasian.
If youd like to be on or off, please FR mail me.
Ironically too, certain white Christians, evangelist and born again types, mainly, who at one time might have held anti-Semitic feelings, now, because of the biblical importance of Israel have become very pro-Jewish, while blacks and other non-whites, minorities who always were helped and supported by Jews, have become some of the worst anti-Semites in our country.