Professor Dollinger Discusses Jewish Perspective on Slavery Reparations

Friday, October 04, 2019

J. (SAN FRANCISCO) -- San Francisco State Jewish Studies Professor Marc Dollinger, whose book Black Power, Jewish Politics came out last year, said that for white Ashkenazi Jews, the conversation about reparations is complex. On one hand, the group has enjoyed certain wealth and privilege within the country, “yet we’re not totally embraced by white America,” he said about persistent anti-Semitism. “Because of that, we can be in solidarity with our brothers and sisters of communities of color. It forces us to look at the racial dynamics of what it means to be a Jew.”