Thursday, August 11, 2011

Black and Jewish

There is a lot to be said about being "black and Jewish." I'm not sure I'm the right person to say it, but I certainly have my thoughts on the subject and knowledge of the experiences of others.

I still haven't found the right words, so the discussion will have to wait for another day. At least on here. There are plenty of places to discuss it online.

In the meantime, here is an interesting project from Funny Or Die. Two incredible black and Jewish women, both extremely accomplished. I will just say that it's not fair to be both a gorgeous model AND a child prodigy.

Gotta admit I'm not so pleased with the stereotype that being "black and Jewish" implies "black dad, Jewish mom." (You know, since all Jews must be white.) I guess it's better than the stereotype that all minority Jews must be converts? My verdict? Both stereotypes are equally annoying. However, I don't think I've ever laughed so hard as I did at, "I stab my enemies...with a menorah."

Now who's going to figure out who all those people are for me? I've got Lenny Kravitz, Sammy Davis Jr., and Whoopi Goldberg. (You know, totally never realized Whoopi had a Jewish last name - and it's not from marriage. Note: Jew or Not Jew claims she doesn't have a single Jew in the family tree, even though Whoopi claims, "My family is Jewish, Buddhist, Baptist, and Catholic. I don't believe in man-made religions.") I'm not sure who most of the others are. I recognize most, but I've always been terrible with actors' real names.


  1. Love this vid, so I posted it on my Facebook page.
    It's similar to the movie 'My Cousin Vinnie' in that of 2 groups represented, both are lampooned.

  2. she's katerina graham,she's jewish :)

    1. I meant the celebrity photos. I know who the two singers are.