Since they are Jewish I would assume that they are subject to anti semitism.
Generally anti-semitism is considered racism since they are a race.
Obviously, being white or white passing protects them from being subject to racism directly. Or at least until those around them find out their heritage.
They will probably experience hearing or seeing someone commuting racist, but not directly aimed at the per se.
If anyone has something to add feel free, I’m not Jewish, so…
- Susie the moderator
Jews are not a race, we are an ethnic group, or an ethnoreligious group.
Race =/= ethnicity. Race and ethnicity intersect. They are not identical terms.
That being said, yes, antisemitism IS racism, but it does not function the way American are familiar with, because American racism functions on colourism primarily and then also ethnic heritage (hence one drop rules and so on). Antisemitism, a European invention, functions PRIMARILY on heritage and descent, and THEN on ethnic features, and LASTLY on colourism.
These are all places where whiteness slams us for being “less than” but in a different “pecking order” than many are used to, seeing colourism put first. It’s still racism, but it manifests in a lot of weird ways.
Jews are not a race. Neither are Assyrians or Chaldeans. All of these are ethnic groups, and all of these groups suffer from racism because their ethnicity is lumped as “Other.”
Jews are an ethnic group. Antisemitism is racism BECAUSE it hurts Jews on the rational of white supremacy, and christian supremacy (mutual upholding concepts.)
(Irish isnt a race either, but when they were racialized as non white, being anti-Irish was still racist, bc their discrimination functioned on the basis of white supremacy. In the USA that racism is a thing of the past, and the Irish are white. The Jews….not so much. You can make the case for the USA, but not in Europe.)