The Consequences of Acceptance
The Consequences of Acceptance: From the “Jewish Race” to White Privilege
Recorded on Sunday, November 8, 2020 at 4:00pm EST
Speaker: Eric L Goldstein in conversation with Tracie Guy-Decker
Join Emory University professor Eric Goldstein and activist and consultant Tracie Guy-Decker for a journey into the past, tracing the changing place Jews have held in America’s racial culture.
Resources from the program:
- Jews of Many Colors. Article by Eric Goldstein.
- I’m Jewish and Don’t Identify as White. Why Must I Check That Box? from Kwame Anthony Appiah’s “Ethicist Column” in the New York Times.
- Skin in the Game: How Antisemitism Animates White Nationalism. Article by Eric Ward.
Order from Esther’s Place, the JMM store:
- The Price of Whiteness by Eric Goldstein
- On Middle Ground: A History of the Jews in Baltimore by Eric Goldstein and Deborah Weiner.
For more of Tracie’s work:
- Podcast – Jews Talk Racial Justice with April and Tracie
- Blog – B’more Incremental: Reflections from Baltimore on Race, Justice, and Change
Upcoming Events of Interest:
- Who Belongs: Racial Profiling in the Synagogue with Dr. Harriette Wimms in conversation with Rabbi Joshua Gruenberg on November 22, 2020.
- District Playback Performance “Jewish Institutions: Here’s what Jewish People of Color Need You to Know” on November 14, 2020 from 6:30-8PM ET
About Our Speakers:
Eric L. Goldstein is Judith London Evans Director of the Tam Institute for Jewish Studies at Emory University, where he is also Associate Professor of History and Jewish Studies. He is author of The Price of Whiteness: Jews, Race, and American Identity (Princeton University Press, 2006) and, with Deborah R. Weiner, On Middle Ground: A History of the Jews of Baltimore (Johns Hopkins Press, 2018). He is a former editor of the quarterly scholarly journal American Jewish History.
Tracie Guy-Decker is the Deputy Director at the Jewish Museum of Maryland. She is a graduate of Oberlin College from which she received her B.A. in 1998. She holds an M.A. in Religious Studies from the University of Chicago Divinity School.
Jews of Color, Jewish Institutions, and Jewish Community in the Age of #BlackLivesMatter
Join Chizuk Amuno Congregation, the Jewish Museum of Maryland and a variety of speakers from rabbis to researchers to activists as we share, explore, and engage with the ethnic, racial, and cultural diversity of Jewish identity and experience. In the present moment of growing awareness about the need for dramatic change in response to structural racism in our society, the importance of many perspectives and voices is unparalleled.
This multi-program series will open up conversations about who we are as Jews; how Jewish spaces and institutions need to change; and how these changes can lead us to a more robust and inclusive Jewish community.