I am constantly making mistakes, questioning my identity, and second-guessing myself, but I know that this work is a process.
My mixed-race daughter will be part of the nonwhite majority of American youth, which is cause for both celebration and fear.
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Due to diasporic persecution and the pressures of cultural conformity, I cannot speak a language murdered out of my bloodline.
I appreciate the discomfort that many Jews feel being categorized as white. And yet, this use of the term “passing” is wrong.
Tema Smith’s own experiences as a mixed race person shape her vision as a Jewish professional.
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I never realized how little I understood about race until I tried to explain it to my 5-year-old son. I’m Chinese-American and my husband is white, an American of English-Dutch-Irish descent; when I asked him the other day if he was Chinese, he said no.
I’ve always known that I was somehow different in the Jewish community. I didn’t look like the other kids in Hebrew school. And I eventually took on the expectation of providing the perspective and feelings of Black people to my Jewish friends in youth group and at camp.
Without exception, every multiracial person I’ve interviewed has responded that one of the things they’ve encountered most and like the least is the question: “What are you?”
My maternal great-grandfather was a German Jewish immigrant named Adolph Altschul. His wife was a freed slave woman, Maggie Carson. She was so light-skinned she could have passed for white, and one of Adolph's and Maggie's daughters did when she grew up.
Growing up as a half-Black and half-White person who is also Jewish definitely raised some interesting questions and responses upon “revealing” my identity to my friends.